Namibia beats an inspired Zimbabwe

The Namibian Rugby Team beat a motivated Zimbabwe 31-26 in an Africa Gold Cup match played in Windhoek on Saturday (Zimbabwe lead 20-7 at half time).
The Namibian Rugby team had the going get tough in the first half of their African Rugby Gold Cup match against the Zimbabwean team that demanded respect with a passionate and inspired performance. As early as six minutes into the game, the fly half Tichafara Makwanya from Zimbabwe score the first points for the visitors.
The Zimbabwean brought a fast game to the table. Namibia struggled at first to cope with the “running-game”, but nonetheless Namibian scrum half Damian Stevens went over the line for the first and only try of the first half, with fly half Eugene Jantjies added the conversion to give Namibia a 7-3 lead.
The scrum half Hilton Mudariki and right wing Takudza Kumadiro, scored a try each for Zimbabwe whereas fly half Tichafara Makwanya added the conversions and a penalty in the dying minutes of the first half to set the scoreboard at 7-20 in favour of Zimbabwe.
In the second half Namibia kept the visitors under constant pressure and translated that into four tries from Darryl de la Harpe, JC Greyling, Gino Wilson and Johann Tromp. Substitute fly half Cliven Loubser managed to convert two of the tries. Namibia won the match 31-26 much to the delight of the home crowd.
Scorers:
Namibia: Tries: Damian Stevens, Darryl de la Harpe, JC Greyling, Gino Wilson and Johann Tromp. Conversions: Eugene Jantjies 1and Cliven Loubser 2.
Zimbabwe: Tries: Hilton Mudariki and TakudzaKumadiro. Conversions: Tichafara Makwanya 2, Panalties 4.

In other games played in the tournament:
Kenya 45-25 Senegal
Uganda 78-17 Tunisia
The African Cold Cup log;
Namibia 15
Kenya 12
Uganda 11
Zimbabwe 5
Senegal 1
Tunisia 0
Namibia’s next game is on 22 July 2017 against Uganda in Kampala, Uganda

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