Augustine Kabaso Mulenga of Zambia during the 2018 CHAN football game between Ivory Coast and Zambia at the Grand stade Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco on 18 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Graeme Jackson

Monday Jan 22, 2018. 21:09

Welcome to LIVE coverage of the 2018 African Nations Championship Group B match between Namibia and Zambia from Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.

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12′ – GOAL! Namibia 1-0 Zambia – A goal from nowhere for Namibia, as Limbondi’s free kick appears to pass through the penalty area untouched before bouncing into the top corner!

8′ – And now Zambia spurn a great chance, as Mbewe’s cross from the right takes the goalkeeper out of play and finds the head of Mtonga, but he heads over an open goal!

7′ – Namibia open up Zambia’s defence with a swift move, but Keimuine blows a great chance by looking for a square pass rather than shooting on goal!

5′ – Little to report in the early minutes, the two teams are still looking to find their feet in the match.

1′ – Kick-off – We are underway in Casablanca, with Namibia in all-red and Zambia in green and white.

20h50 – The referee for this match is Louis Hakizimana from Rwanda. The other Group B match between Uganda and Ivory Coast – which is a battle to avoid the wooden spoon – will be played simultaneously in Marrakech.

20h40 – No major pressure for either side in this game, as both have already secured qualification for the quarterfinals. It’s simply a matter of seeing who finishes top of the standings and avoids facing hosts Morocco in the last eight.

As things stand, Zambia need only a draw to secure first place and book a showdown with Sudan. Namibia must win the game to avoid facing the Atlas Lions.

20h30 – Here are the starting line-ups 30 minutes ahead of kick-off:

Namibia: 1. Lloyd Kazapua, 18. Vitapi Ngaruka, 2. Teberius Lombard, 13. Emilio Martin, 15. Benyamen Nenkavu, 17. Itamunua Keimuine, 8. Dynamo Fredericks, 12. Ronald Ketjijere, 11. Absalom Limbondi, 22. Panduleni Nekundi, 7. Nandjebo Theophilus

Zambia: 18. Toaster Nsabata, 6. Simon Silwimba, 4. Adrian Chama, 19. Ziyo Tembo, 20. Fackson Kapumbu, 15. Donashano Malama, 16. Kondwani Mtonga, 7. Ernest Mbewe, 17. Augustine Mulenga, 11. Mika Katiba, 5. Lazarous Kambole

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