South Africa faces Namibia
South Africa faces Namibia in a match from Group D of the Cup of Nations. Let’s take a look at it in our winning soccer predictions for today.
Both teams started their Cup of Nations campaigns with losses, so now they need a win in order to keep their chances of something more in the tournament. A lot of things could change for them, if they manage to record a win here.
South Africa faced one of the favourites for the trophy Ivory Coast in their first game. The match ended with a 1-0 win for the Elephants, thanks to the winning goal of Jonathan Kodjia in the middle of the second half. Kodjia found the net after an assist from Mark Alain Gradel.
It won’t be a surprise if South Africa’s manager Stuart Baxter makes some changes in his starting line-up. Against Ivory Coast he replaced Lebo Mothiba and Lebohang Maboe, giving a chance to Sibusiso Vilakazi and Lars Veldwijk. A lot of managers are making changes after suffering a loss in the previous game.
Meanwhile Namibia suffered a loss with the exactly same result against Morocco in their opening game. But here they can really feel sorry about that, because Morocco scored their winning goal just one minute before the end of the game. And it was actually an own goal, because Itamunua Keimuine put the ball in his own goal.
Some might say that Morocco didn’t show the face it was expected of them against Namibia, but the truth is that Namibia showed that they can fight against stronger teams. Now it depends on them if they can beat South Africa and keep their chances of progression alive.
These are our winning soccer predictions for today for the Cup of Nations clash from Group D between South Africa and Namibia on Friday night.