Brave Warriors ready for Mambas

Jesse Kauraisa
The semi-final line-up is complete at the HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Cup 2024 after the final matches in Group-C were played on Wednesday, leaving two tasty ties in the last-4 clashes to be staged on Friday.

Comoros will take on Angola in the first game at 15h00 CAT, before Mozambique do battle with Namibia in the second game at 18h00 CAT. Both matches will be played at the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

"We are ready and looking forward towards the semi final clash against Mozambique.

"It is not an encounter we can take lightly because we know that Mozambique is a good team.

"We can however do damage if we continue with the same flair as we did last time against Seychelles, "Coach Collin Benjamin said.

Angola defeated Lesotho 3-1 to take top spot in Group C on goals scored, having netted six times to Namibia’s five.

Lehlohonolo Fothoane gave Lesotho the lead on 26 minutes, but when Depu slotted a penalty just before halftime, he levelled the game and moved to the top of the

2024 COSAFA Cup scorers charts alongside Namibia’s Bethuel Muzeu with a third

goal in the competition.

Vidinho then netted a second for the Angolans on 63 minutes to ensure they would

advance to the knockout rounds, before Miro added a second penalty late on to net

his side’s third goal.

Namibia also won 3-1 as they defeated Seychelles and take second place in the pool

with seven points, but advance to the semifinals as the best runner-up from across

the three groups. They beat Kenya (six points, Group B) and South Africa (five points, in Group A.,

Muzeu bagged two goals, the first and third for Namibia, while Erastus Kulula was

also on target for the Brave Warriors.

But a goal three minutes from the end by Seychelles’ Brandon Labrosse changed the

complexion of the pool and dropped Namibia from first place on goal-difference to

second on goals scored.

All games will be streamed live on FIFA+, and you can follow the tournament from

this dedicated 2024 COSAFA Cup page.


Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Group C

Lesotho 1 (Fothoane 26’) Angola 3 (Depu 42’pen, Vidinho 63’, Miro 90’p