Namibia qualify for AFCON last-16 for 1st time



Namibia qualify for AFCON last-16 for 1st time

Namibia qualified for the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time as they held Mali to a 0-0 draw in their last group game on Wednesday.

Namibia qualified as one of the four best third-placed finishers after they ended their Group E campaign with four points. Mali won the group with five points and South Africa were second also with four, finishing above Namibia after beating them 4-0 on Sunday.

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Tunisia were eliminated after they drew 0-0 with South Africa in the other Group E game.

Group winners Mali advance to a last-16 meeting with Burkina Faso in Korhogo next Tuesday while Namibia will play neighbours Angola on Saturday. 

Keywords: Ivory Coast AFCON Africa Cup of Nations

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