30 August 2011

Namibia: Nation Go Down to Angola

Windhoek — The Namibian Under-20 soccer squad lost 1-0 to Angola in the final of the two-day youth tournament in Cabinda, Angola last Sunday.

The Namibians reached the final after they defeated African giants Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last Saturday 2-0, with goals coming from Eslin "Lovers" Kamuhanga and Willy Stephanus, while hosts Angola managed to beat Congo-Brazzaville in their semi-final encounter.

The Angolans showed great form and played a well-structured game to win Namibia in the two-day tourney populary known as the Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA) Youth Tournament.

Namibia also played their beautifull solid game but experienced a setback after fast-improving midfielder Alfeus Handura was red-carded midway through the game, leaving the Namibians down to 10 men.

The tournament was part of the 69th anniversary celebrations of Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos.

The team is expecteded to return home later today, while those called up for the Brave Warriors game against Gambia on Saturday will be expected to join coach Brian Isaacs' camp the same day.

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