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AFCON: Angola beat Namibia 3-0 to enter quarter finals


Angola earned a commanding 3-0 victory over Namibia in the round of 16 clash on Saturday.

Gelson Dala propelled his team to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a stellar performance, netting twice in a commanding 3-0 victory over neighboring Namibia in the last-16 clash on Saturday.

Despite an early setback with goalkeeper Neblu’s red card, Angola capitalized on key moments to secure their biggest-ever Cup of Nations finals win.

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Gelson broke the deadlock after 38 minutes, followed by Namibia’s Lubeni Haukongo’s dismissal, which paved the way for Angola’s dominance. Mabululu sealed the deal with a third goal in the second half.

Namibia, making their debut in the Cup of Nations knockout rounds, missed opportunities despite Angola’s temporary numerical disadvantage.

The match saw dramatic turns, including Neblu’s early dismissal and Haukongo’s costly second yellow card.

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Angola capitalized on their opportunities, demonstrating resilience and skill. With Gelson’s exceptional performance and team effort, Angola now awaits the winners of the Nigeria versus Cameroon clash in the quarter-finals.