FT – Mauritius 1 Namibia 3

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.

Starting line-ups:

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.



Halftime_LiveScore FULLTIME: Namibia claim a 3-1 success over hosts Mauritius despite finishing the game with 10 men!

Sub_LiveScore 89′ – Mauritius sub: John Far comes in for Sophie.

YC_LiveScore 88′ – Yellow card for Suhayl Hurdoyal from Mauritius.

Goal_LiveScore 85′ – GOAL! Abram Tjahikika scores as he does well to exploit a cross from Isaya!

Sub_LiveScore 82′ – Namibia sub: Alex Kaongelwa comes in for Awaseb.

Goal_LiveScore 80′ – GOAL! Rivado Laksman scores after dribbling three defenders in the Mauritian box!

2xY_RC_LiveScore 77′ – RED CARD! Stanley Ndjavera from Namibia is sent off as he receives a second yellow card!

Sub_LiveScore 75′ – Mauritius sub: Matteo Monple comes in for Jean Begue.

Sub_LiveScore 71′ – Namibia sub: Abram Tjahikika comes in for Kaninab.

Sub_LiveScore 70′ – Namibia sub: Junior Petrus comes in for Viano.

Goal_LiveScore 67′ – GOAL! Mauritius equalise as Neehal Hurdoyal sends his corner-kick directly into the net! 1-1!

YC_LiveScore 60′ – Stanley Ndjavera from Namibia receives a yellow card.

ShotWide_LiveScore 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.

ShotWide_LiveScore 54′ – Jean Begue sends in a huge shot and the Namibian keeper has to make a great save to prevent a goal.

ShotWide_LiveScore 50′ – Vaino has a great chance to double the score but the Mauritian keeper stays strong on the line.

ShotWide_LiveScore 47′ – Aristide fails to push the ball into the net from a corner. Great chance to equalise gone!

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are back under way for the second half as Namibia lead 1-0 against hosts Mauritius!

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Namibia lead thanks to an early goal from Morgan, but Mauritius have had their chances. 1-0.

ShotWide_LiveScore 44′ – Perle tries a shot from far out but the Namibian keeper makes a great save to prevent equaliser.

ShotWide_LiveScore 43′ – Awaseb and Lubeni combine well but Mauritian keeper gets a block in.

Offside_LiveScore 32′ – Awaseb has the ball in the back of the net but the flag is up for offside.

YC_LiveScore 34′ – Yellow card for Namibian Rivaldo Laksman.

ShotWide_LiveScore 32′ – Jean Aristide blocks Isaya’s shot which would otherwise surely have gone into the goal.

ShotWide_LiveScore 28 – Mathurin tries his luck with a long-range shot but it goes well wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 23′ – Vaino flicks on a lovely ball for Kaninab but the Mauritian keeper intercepts.

ShotWide_LiveScore 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.

ShotWide_LiveScore 15′ – Stunning shot from Neehal but his shot is narrowly wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 12′ – Morgan is causing havoc in the Mauritian camp but his cross goes straight out for a goal-kick.

Goal_LiveScore 5′ – GOAL! Eldery Morgan scores for Namibia after a scramble in the Mauritian box!

YC_LiveScore 4′ – Yellow Card for Jean Aristide of Mauritius.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 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)