South Africa had Bongani Zungu to thank as his goal was all they needed to down Namibia in their second group game in the ongoing African Cup of nations.
The opening day losses seem not have perturbed both teams as fans were treated to a boring first half proceeding coupled with a series of missed chances.
Apart from an attempt by South African Percy Tau which was gathered calmly by the Namibia keeper after some good work from Sibusiso Vilakazi, no team was able to get the better of the other in the first half.
A slow Namibia was to make a substitution at the start of the second half with Isaskar Gurirab coming on for Benson Shilongo but it was South Africa who had the better share of the proceedings.
First, it was Sfiso Hlanti who was to see his shot blocked by the Namibia defence before Hlompho Kekana had his right foot drive miss the target by a whisker as the game later.
The pressure was to finally pay for South Africa who was to take the lead in the 68th minute through Bongani Zungu; the player towering above the Namibian defence to nod in a corner kick floated in by Percy Tau.
When South Africa brought in Kamohelo Mokotjo for Bongani Zungu with six minutes remaining on the clock, it was clear they wanted to save their lead; an aim they were to realize to boost their chances of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament.
Match stats: South Africa vs Namibia
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