SEI United Blue 2, Portland (Wayne Co) 1(Players from JCD playing out of Batesville SAY)Caleb Simon 1 goal,4 shots, Justin Swinney 1 goal,2 shots, CameronGrable 1 shot, Kameron Darnold 2 shots, Morgan Sutton 2shots, RyanWilson 3shots. Dylan Swinney 6 saves as goalie win.Submitted by Larry Hammond.
Expectations will be low and that may mean they play a bit more openly.The squad is full of useful foreign-based players like Ryan Nyambe, the impressive Blackburn Rovers defender, and the prolific Carl-Zeiss Jena forward Manfred Starke, who returns after a long absence. If they start quickly, they could battle a vulnerable South Africa for third place and a spot in the last-16. A first appearance in the finals since 2008 is a welcome achievement but Namibia came through the weakest qualifying group and it’s hard to see them laying a glove on the big guns. The lack of top-level experience in the squad is clear; the margins are unlikely to work in their favour at this level.–Follow all the Namibia games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.