Afcon 2019: South Africa 1-0 Namibia - By The Numbers

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South Africa v Namibia - Darren Keet - June 2019
Bafana beat Namibia as they registered their first win of Afcon 2019, and Goal reveals some of the most interesting stats from the match

  1. Bafana keep knockout hopes alive

    Bafana keep knockout hopes alive

    Stuart Baxter's men needed a win in order to give themselves some hope of progression into the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

    Bafana Bafana beat Namibia 1-0 as Bongani Zungu took advantage of shambolic defending from a corner kick and headed home. 

    It was a much-improved performance from Bafana compared to the Ivory Coast defeat, and here are some statistics from the match. 


  2. Bafana dominate in attack

    Bafana dominate in attack

    Against Ivory Coast Bafana failed to find the target, but against the Namibians, there was no such issue.

    South Africa had seven shots on target while Namibia had just one. Of Bafana's seven shots on target, six were saves by the keeper. 

  3. Baxter men love the ball

    Baxter men love the ball

    While the scoreline might not reflect this, Bafana dominated possession. Baxter's troops enjoyed 61.1% of the ball.

    They also had 695 touches while Nambia only had 482. 

  4. Zwane the pass master

    Zwane the pass master

    Bafana's passing on the night was certainly something to behold.

    They registered a pass success of 84.7% and no player on the field made more successful passes than Themba Zwane.

    The 29-year-old made 54 successful passes on the night. 

  5. No love lost amongst neighbours

    No love lost amongst neighbours

    With the stakes so high both sides were not shying away from tackles.

    Namibia committed a total of 18 fouls as they looked to stop their Southern African rivals. Bafana were guilty of eight fouls. 

  6. Namibia enjoy width

    Namibia enjoy width

    Using width was the gameplan for Brave Warriors against Bafana.

    They made 13 crosses into the Bafana box and 61% of their attack came from wide positions.