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Last-gasp Namibia win sends Uganda out

Namibia again struck at the death as substitute Halleluya Panduleni fired home a stoppage-time winner to beat 10-man Uganda 1-0 and send the Brave Warriors through to the African Nations Championship quarter finals.

Panduleni netted the only goal of the game in the 92nd minute - replicating Namibia's late strike against the Ivory Coast through in their opener - as the minnows secured their place in the quarter finals with a 100 percent record.

By this point, Uganda were already down to 10 men after Timothy Awanyi had been sent off for bringing down the match-winner.

Uganda, one of the dark horses for the title ahead of the competition, crash out with zero points, along with the Ivory Coast, while Zambia, who beat the Elephants earlier in the day, advance along with Nambia.

The two will meet in Casablanca on Monday in order to settle the group's top spot - and potentially avoid a quarter final against hosts Morocco.

This was a game largely devoid of quality with two Ugandan set pieces and a Hendrik Somaeb attempt on the counter attack the sole highlights of a sluggish first half.

After the break, the Cranes sought to force the issue, with Derrick Nsibambi having an effort saved by Man of the Match Loydt Kazapua in the 53rd minute after being played in by Milton Karisa.

Kapazua also caught Nsibambi's header after the hour mark following a fine ball by Isaac Muleme, while the powerful forward also sent a side-footed effort just wide of the Namibian goal after sterling work from substitute Paul Mucureezi.

Allan Kyambadde was also denied by Kapazua as Uganda increased the pressure, but as they had done against the Elephants, Namibia remained organised before striking on the counter.

In the 75th minute, Uganda's Awanyi was caught out by the Warriors' pace on the counter as he brought down Panduleni and was duly dismissed with a second yellow card.

Ricardo Mannetti threw on another attacker as he sought an unlikely second victory on the bounce, but it was Panduleni who made the late impact when he slammed home from close range in stoppage time after Itamuinua Keimuine sent the ball across goal and Nicolas Wadada missed his interception.


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