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Football: Cosafa Cup 2019 – group B |01 June 2019

Seychelles lose to Namibia, bow out of competition


Seychelles have been eliminated from the 19th Council of Southern Africa Football Associations Cup in Durban, South Africa after losing their final group match 0-3 against Namibia on Thursday.

Isaskar Gurirab gave the Brave Warriors the lead in the 19th minute before scoring a second in the 26th minute to give Namibia a two-goal cushion at half-time.

Sadney Urikhob added his name on the score sheet in the 66th minute with a third goal for the Namibians, pushing them second overall in group B.

Seychelles lost their first match 0-3 to the Flames of Malawi on Sunday at the King Zwelithini Stadium, while in their second match on Tuesday, the national selection could only manage a goalless draw against Mozambique.

The boys of coach Gavin Jeanne finished last in the group on a single point, following their two defeats and one draw.

Group winners Malawi will now face the Chipolopolo of Zambia in the quarterfinals with the winners playing against either defending champions Zimbabwe or The Comoros who won group A.

Neighbours The Comoros finished top in group A, ahead of Mauritius and Eswatini.

The players making the national selection at the tournament are Ian Ah-Kong, Yannick Manoo, Don Fanchette, Jones Joubert, Damien Maria, Benoit Marie, Darrel Damoo, Roddy Melanie, Rendy Emile, Perry Monnaie, Gervais Waye-Hive, Juninho Mathiot, Colin Esther, Colyn Francourt, Daniel Maillet, Jude Nancy, Darrel Lesperance, Alvin Michel, Senky Vidot, Rashim Padayachy, Brian Dorby and Jerome Dingwall.

They are being accompanied by Phillip Sinon (head of delegation), Gavin Jeanne (head coach), James Barra (assistant coach), Davis Khan (team manager), Sam Moses (medical officer) and Nelson Sopha (goalkeeper coach).


The 19th Cosafa Cup group stage statistics

Matches Played: 9

Goals scored: 25

Biggest victory: Malawi 3 Seychelles 0 (Group B, May 26)

Most goals in a game: 4 – Eswatini 2 Mauritius 2 (Group A, May 25); Eswatini 2 Comoros 2 (Group A, May 27)



Three goals – Ashley Nazira (Mauritius)

Two goals – Felix Badenhorst (Eswatini), Issaskar Gurirab (Namibia), Youssouf Ibroihim (Comoros), Gabadinho Mhango (Malawi), Gerald Phiri Jnr (Malawi)

One goal – Charles Hambira (Namibia), Soulaimana Ibouniyamine (Comoros), Jeituso (Mozambique), Hassan Kajoke (Malawi), Absalom Iimbondi (Namibia), Joslin Kamatuka (Namibia), Siboniso Mamba (Eswatini), Richard Mbulu (Malawi), Sabelo Ndzinisa (Eswatini), Boina Bacar Raidou (Comoros), Sadney Urikhob (Namibia), Witi (Mozambique).


R. D.



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