Welcome to our live coverage of the 2016 COSAFA Under-17 Championships final between South Africa and Namibia on Sunday!
South Africa have yet to concede a goal in this competition and defeated Namibia 4-0 in the group phase, so must be considered favourites.
South Africa XI: Glen Baadjies, Mswati Mavuso, Luke Fleurs, Sechaba Mokoena, Lethabo Mazibuko, Nkanyiso Shinga, Bonga Dladla, Lina Mchilizeli, Luke le Roux, Thabiso Monyane, Siphamandla Ntuli.
Subs: Tshepo Mohui, Malesela Langa, Mjabulise Mkhize, Tyreese Pillay, Sabelo Radebe, Ndamolelo Radzilane, S’miso Bophela, Lyle Foster
Namibia XI: Josef Phillipus, Stevano Dundee, Stanley Ndjavera, Giovani Kaninab, Eldery Morgan, Alex Kaongelwa, Rivaldo Laksman, Johannes Hollombach, Lubeni Haukongo, Denzel Narib, Junior Petrus.
Subs: Immanuel Isaya, Helmuth Namaseb, Vaino Uugwanga, Matias Shipanga, Abram Tjahikika, Jovane Narib, Megameno Kapuku, Pitsi Ameb, Godwin Awaseb.
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PENALTIES: Namibia win the penalty shoot-out 3-1 against South Africa to claim the 2016 COSAFA Under-17 Championship title!
FULLTIME: We go to penalties as South Africa and Namibia are locked at 1-1 in the final!
88′ – Le Roux has a pop from the left-wing but it doesn’t trouble the keeper!
85’ – HUGE CHANCE! Monyane shoots wide with an excellent chance for the winner!
78’ – Namibia sub: Pitsi Ameb comes in for Kaninab.
77’ – South Africa sub: Tyreese Pillay comes in for Mchilizeli
70′ – GOAL! South Africa equalise through Thabiso Monyane, who unleashes a powerful shot!
64′ – GOAL! Namibia have the lead as substitute Godwin Awaseb smashes the ball home from 15-yards!
63’ – Namibia sub: Abram Tjahikika comes in for Laksman.
61’ – Namibia sub: Godwin Awaseb comes in for Kaongelwa.
60′ – Yellow card for Eldery Morgan from Namibia.
56′ – Yellow card for Denzel Carib from Namibia.
49′ – Kaongelwa has a try from distance but his shot drifts wide.
46′ – We are back under way in the second half!
46’ – South Africa subs: Mjabulise Mkhize and Ndamolelo Radzilane come in for Dladla and Mokoena.
HALFTIME: No goals at the break and it is Namibia who have had the better chances.
36′ – Carib with a stunning shot from right wing that whizzes just past the left-hand post. Namibia pressing!
31′ – Kaongelwa shoots wide from 15-yards as Namibia go close again.
25′ – Yellow card for Junior Petrus of Namibia.
21′ – Both teams fighting for the ball in the middle of the pitch. No big attacks yet.
15′ – Morgan gets a pass after a mistake from Fleurs but Baadjies saves his low shot.
14′ – Kaongelwa tries a shot from the left side and is close to opening the scoring, but it goes just wide.
11′ – Yellow card for Stanley Ndjavera.
7′ – Mavuso tries a chip shot from right side but the keeper is vigilent and saves.
3′ – South Africa are playing a 3-5-2 and Namibia a 3-4-3.
1′ – We are under way in our final between South Africa and Namibia!
– Match officials: Referee – Andofetra Rakotojaona (Madagascar); Asst. 1 – James Emile (Seychelles); Asst. 2 – Olivio Saimone (Mozambique)
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