Welcome to our live blow-by-blow coverage of the opening matches in Group A at the 2016 COSAFA Under-17 Championships being played at Stade Anjalay in Belle Vue Maurel, Mauritius on Saturday.
The matches were moved to this venue after a waterlogged pitch at the Stade Georges V in Curepipe.
Mauritius XI: Christophe Louis, Ken Reine de Carth, Jeffrey Antoine, Riano Perticot, Suhayl Hurdoyal, Vashist Calcutta, Noah Perle, Andrew Aristid, Dawson Sophie, Jerry Begue, Adriano Mathurin.
Subs: Jean Leon, James Moothoosamy, Jeremy Iron, Stephen Catherine, Louis Begue, John Far, Matteo Monple, Louis Gouilleram, Jean Tolbize.
Namibia XI: Josef Phillipus, Stanley Ndjavera, Immanuel Isaya, Helmuth Namaseb, Vaino Uugwanga, Giovani Kaninab, Eldery Morgan, Rivaldo Laksman, Johannes Hollombach, Lubeni Haukongo, Godwin Awaseb.
Subs: Stevano Dundee, Matias Shipanga, Abram Tjahikika, Alex Kaongelwa, Jovane Narib, Megameno Kapuku, Denzil Narib, Junior Petrus, Pitsi Ameb.
MATCH UPDATES (PRESS CTRL + F5 TO REFRESH THIS PAGE):
FULLTIME: Namibia claim a 3-1 success over hosts Mauritius despite finishing the game with 10 men!
89′ – Mauritius sub: John Far comes in for Sophie.
88′ – Yellow card for Suhayl Hurdoyal from Mauritius.
85′ – GOAL! Abram Tjahikika scores as he does well to exploit a cross from Isaya!
82′ – Namibia sub: Alex Kaongelwa comes in for Awaseb.
80′ – GOAL! Rivado Laksman scores after dribbling three defenders in the Mauritian box!
77′ – RED CARD! Stanley Ndjavera from Namibia is sent off as he receives a second yellow card!
75′ – Mauritius sub: Matteo Monple comes in for Jean Begue.
71′ – Namibia sub: Abram Tjahikika comes in for Kaninab.
70′ – Namibia sub: Junior Petrus comes in for Viano.
67′ – GOAL! Mauritius equalise as Neehal Hurdoyal sends his corner-kick directly into the net! 1-1!
60′ – Stanley Ndjavera from Namibia receives a yellow card.
57′ – A misunderstanding on the edge of the box between Mauritian Keeper Louis and his defender almost gifts Morgan with a chance to shoot into an empty net, but he instead misses the target.
54′ – Jean Begue sends in a huge shot and the Namibian keeper has to make a great save to prevent a goal.
50′ – Vaino has a great chance to double the score but the Mauritian keeper stays strong on the line.
47′ – Aristide fails to push the ball into the net from a corner. Great chance to equalise gone!
46′ – We are back under way for the second half as Namibia lead 1-0 against hosts Mauritius!
HALFTIME: Namibia lead thanks to an early goal from Morgan, but Mauritius have had their chances. 1-0.
44′ – Perle tries a shot from far out but the Namibian keeper makes a great save to prevent equaliser.
43′ – Awaseb and Lubeni combine well but Mauritian keeper gets a block in.
32′ – Awaseb has the ball in the back of the net but the flag is up for offside.
34′ – Yellow card for Namibian Rivaldo Laksman.
32′ – Jean Aristide blocks Isaya’s shot which would otherwise surely have gone into the goal.
28 – Mathurin tries his luck with a long-range shot but it goes well wide.
23′ – Vaino flicks on a lovely ball for Kaninab but the Mauritian keeper intercepts.
18′ – The Namibian keeper has to use his reflexes to bundle a ball out for a corner as Jean Antione’s free-kick is on target.
15′ – Stunning shot from Neehal but his shot is narrowly wide.
12′ – Morgan is causing havoc in the Mauritian camp but his cross goes straight out for a goal-kick.
5′ – GOAL! Eldery Morgan scores for Namibia after a scramble in the Mauritian box!
4′ – Yellow Card for Jean Aristide of Mauritius.
1′ – We are under way in opening Group B match between hosts Mauritius and Namibia!
– Match officials: Referee – Andofetra Rakotojaona (Madagascar); Asst. 1: James Emile (Seychelles); Asst. 2 – Olivio Saimone (Mozambique)
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