Namibia successfully defended their Africa Gold cup title after brushing aside visitors Kenya 45-7 in a match played at the Hage Geingob stadium in Windhoek on Saturday 29 July 2017.
David Philander gave the defending champions the kind of start they needed as he crossed over the whitewash in the first 10 minutes with youngster cliven loubser adding the extras from the conversion.
In an attempt to restore parity,the Simbas found themselves committing errors as Davies Chenge knocked on after a fantastic break down the right as Joshua Chisanga’s efforts were also thwarted by a resolute Namibia backline.
Chrysander Botha then added to Simbas miseries after he touched down at the corner following possession turnover with Loubser converting successfully to hand Namibia a 14-0 advantage.
Namibia were reduced to 14 men as their player was shown a yellow card but they managed to hold on to their 14-0 advantage heading into the break.
Namibia began the second half on a good note as flyhalf Cliven Loubser touched down following a fantastic offload by Chrysander Botha.Loubser’s conversion however went wide as Namibia took a 19-0 lead.
Moments later Isaac Adimo lost possession to Jesse who raced over 40 meters to score under the posts as Loubser had easy work in converting to hand Namibia a 26-0 lead.Jerome Paarwater decide to introduce Philip Ikambili for Peter Karia.
Moses Amusala then pulled one back for Kenya Simbas as he dived over the whitewash to reduce the deficit with the conversion being successsful.
David Philander then extended Namibia’s lead as he claimed his brace but Loubser failed to convert as Namibia took a comfortable 31-7 lead before Paarwater introduce Dennis Muhanji for Moses Amusala.
Namibia then scored quick tries through Casper Viviers and Lesley Kim to win the contest 45-7 and ensure that they continued with their good record against Kenya.