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Burundi fall at home to Namibia

Burundi fall at home to Namibia

Namibia got their first win of the campaign, beating Burundi 3-1 in an 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday.

Victory moves the Brave Warriors level on points with the Swallows after three rounds of fixtures, with the two sides set to face each other in the reverse fixture at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek next Tuesday.

Having restricted their hosts to a goalless first-half, two goals in three second-half minutes set the Southern Africans up for an unlikely victory.

Benson Shilongo opened the scoring for the visitors 10 minutes after the break – his goal the countries first of the qualifiers – before Peter Shalulile doubled Namibia’s lead.

Fiston Abdul Razak continued his hot scoring form for his country, pulling a goal back with nine minutes remaining; but Namibia made sure of all three points in stoppage time.

Group K action continues this evening with Senegal hosting Niger in Dakar.

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