The South African national team in the first round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations lost to the Ivory Coast with a score of 0: 1, conceding in the middle of the second half of the game.
“Bafana-bafana” in the qualifying tournament for the continental championship took second place in their quartet. They were one point behind Nigeria , but ahead of Libya and Seychelles by a wide margin .
In qualifying, the South Africans have not lost a single meeting, having drawn three times with three wins, scored 11 goals in these matches, and conceded only two.
Then they took part in the home COSAFA Cup, where they took fifth place, and before the final part of CAS-2019 they played only one friendly game, where they parted with Ghana (0: 0).
In 2017, the South African national team did not take part in the final part of the tournament, without qualifying, and in 2015 it stopped fighting in the group stage.
The Namibian national team also started in this tournament with a minimal defeat, losing to the Morocco team (0: 1). The Namibians conceded the only goal at the very end of the game, scoring into their own net.
The Brave Warriors finished second in the qualifying round. Lagged behind by one point from the first Guinea-Bissau , but ahead of Mozambique only in additional indicators, and the fourth Zambia by only one point.
In the qualifying draw, they observed full parity, winning twice, drawing and losing, the goal difference in those games was 5: 7.
Before CAS-2019, Namibia took part in the COSAFA Cup held in South Africa, where she finished her performance at the group stage.
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This is the third appearance for the Namibians in the final of the African Cup of Nations. In the previous two rallies (most recently in 2008) they were unable to qualify from the group.
Last year, these teams met in the COSAFA Cup. And that fight brought a crushing victory for South Africa with a score of 4: 1.
Forecast for South Africa – Namibia
In this fight, the bookmakers prefer the South African team. They offer to win her – 1.60 .
The victory of the national team of Namibia is given – 6.20 , the draw is estimated – at 3.80 .
South Africans need to take three points to continue the fight for reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament. We think they can do it.