Namibia beats Ghana on penalties in President’s Cup


Namibia needed penalties to beat Ghana 4-1 after playing out 1-1 in regulation time in the Hage Geingob Presidential Cup on Saturday in Windhoek.

Namibian goalkeeper Loydt Kazapua carried the team on his shoulders as he produced a decisive save by beating Ghana’s capatain Mohammed Fatau. Namibia clinched the cup when Petrus Shitembi scored from the spot to give them an insurmountable 4-1 lead.

Muna Katupose fired the hosts to a 1-0 lead after 29 minutes, pouncing on a cross from Absalom Iimbondi.

Namibia held on to the lead until early in the second half, when Ghana’s Ashanti Gold attacker Amos Addai was at hand to head an equalizer from a corner kick, setting up a tantalizing finale.
Namibia thought they had won it at the death as the home team scored in the 89th minute, only to see their goal disallowed for offside.

The Hage Geingob Cup was launched in 2015 in honor of the Namibian president. Namibia defeated Zimbabwe 3-1 in last year’s final. Enditem

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