Namibia join Zambia in 2018 CHAN quarterfinals


Zambia and Namibia will battle for top place in Group B this Sunday after both sides qualified to the 2018 CHAN quarterfinals with a match in hand.

Namibia joined Zambia in the last eight after beating Uganda 1-0 in Thursday’s second Group B game in Marrakech.

Just like they did against Cote d’Ivoire last Sunday, Namibia won via a customary stoppage time goal in the 90th minute to beat Uganda 1-0 and eliminate The Cranes from the Morocco tournament with a game to spare.

Halleluya Nekundi fired in a superb left-footed strike to propel the CHAN debutants to the quarterfinals on January 27.

Namibia has 6 points just like leaders Zambia but have an inferior goal difference.

A draw or win for Zambia on January 22 in Casablanca will see Chipolopolo win Group B and return to Marrakech where they will face the runners-up from Group A.

Group A leaders and hosts Morocco face 2nd placed Sudan on Saturday to decide the final top two status there.

Morocco and Sudan are both on 6 points.



  1. Now go get our brothers! Well done Namibia! The late Ben Bamfuchile worked so hard in Namibia to lift the standards there. He qualified the team to AFCON and now the rest is history!


  2. It was easy to beat Ivory Coast, because this is a tournament for local players. All the stars of Ivory Coast have moved to Europe and other bigger leagues to play professional football, so you cannot expect their local players be good. As for Zambia, the players have failed to go to Europe, so Zambia has a strong side. This tournament favours the failures.


    • HH mentality still pollutes many. So, the basket of good players in I C is empty? Are you saying there will never be any more players in IC to go to Europe?

      You criticism lacks logical support and is a disappointing fallacy. Try thinking much harder to analyse and interpret things correctly and convingly.


    • @Asegai, your mental capacity needs to be questioned. What has this got to do with HH? In fact what the other person said was not criticism but merely expressing his opinion. …and it is true, if you have exported all your stars to Europe, you are likely to have a weak team, this is logical


  3. @Reader, Your line of thinking is true for very simple minds. It has no logic. There are many factors that do not support your one sided analysis. What is the population of CdeV as compared to Zambia, If so many Ivorians have gone to Europe, t could mean their football is even more competitive. It could even inspire all the other young stars to emulate their older slaves in Europe. Just wake up and accept that Zambia has always been better than Ivory Coast. Zambia has beaten the very best of that team assembled with star-studded professionals the likes of the Toure brothers, Drogba, etc.
    Out of the 9 competive matches played between these two sides, Zambia has won 6. What is wrong with you HH supporters kanshi imwe?


  4. #3 you can only be upndee with that comment, i.e. hh, what else can you be? Can’t think of anything else.


  5. The topic under discussion sports but what do we see.?Politics of insults.Your hatred for a party or an individual is your own choice.Don’t share with us just as you don’t share your preference for women you go out with.Keep it to your self.Not interested



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