By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com Cameroon
The coach of Namibia Bobby Samaria has said his side were not clinical enough as they lost their second game of the ongoing Africa Nations Championship, a defeat that sees his team eliminated from the competition.
24-year-old Faridi Malik Mussa, who plays for Young Africans scored for the Tanzanians at the 65mins to give his side all three points. That victory for Tanzania keeps their hopes alive of making it to the knockout stages should they win Guinea on the last day.
“We were not clinical today. We created the chances and could not find the back of the net,” Coach Bobby Samaria told journalists in his post-match press conference after the defeat to Tanzania.
This was the second defeat for Namibia in the competition after they lost their opening game 3-0 against Guinea. The defeat means Namibia joined Zimbabwe as the first two teams to be eliminated from the 6th edition of the Africa Nations Championship.
Against Tanzania, Coach Bobby Samaria’s Namibia side had 14 shots during the game, with just 4 on target. They also led in the area of possession but could not convert their hold of the game to meaningful goal scoring opportunities.
“We made five changes to the starting eleven today. Those changes gave the game a different dimension. Even if we play a different side in our last game, I think the best thing is to give a good account of ourselves. We will make a couple of changes in our next game and take it from there with the hope of getting better performance,” Coach Bobby Samaria added.
Namibia will hope not to exit the competition losing all three games when they play Zambia in the last game. Namibia will play Zambia on January 27 at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
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