Sports News Mon, 1 Jul 2019

LIVE UPDATES: Ivory Coast vs Namibia (2019 AFCON)

Hello and thanks for joining us as we wrap up our coverage of Group D with the match between Ivory Coast and Namibia.

The 30 June Stadium is the centre of action as the Elephants look to bully their way into the round of 16 stage.

Namibia sit fourth on the table after losing their first two matches with hopes of qualification hanging on a thread.

They could stand a chance of qualification should they win today but against the wounded Elephants who lost their last group game to Morocco, it will take a miracle for that to happen.

Anything other than a defeat today will send Ivory Coast through to the next round but the 2015 champions would want to send a strong statement with a win today so you expect they will give it their best shot.

The Elephants head coach Ibrahim Kamara is expected to make changes to the team that faced Morocco with experienced full-back Serge Aurier having picked up an injury on Friday.

Namibia have lost their only previous game against Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations, a 4-3 defeat in February 1998. Mannetti was on target that day.

They are also winless in their eight AFCON games (D2 L6), failing to keep a clean sheet in any of these eight encounters.

In the other Group D game, Herve Renards Morocco will play South Africa with the Bafana Bafana needing at least a draw to qualify.

The two matches kick off at 4:00

Source: www.ghanaweb.com