World Cup hosts South Africa held by Namibia

World Cup hosts South Africa turned in yet another unconvincing pre-tournament display, having to come from behind to draw 1-1 with neighbours Namibia in a friendly.

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2010, 09:19 AM IST

South Africa made five changes before they could fashion an 69th minute equaliser in almost identical fashion with substitute fullback Bryce Moon providing the cross that Katlego Mphela converted.

Errant shooting cost the home side victory, notably in the closing stages as Namibia`s mostly amateur side tired in the humid conditions.
South Africa made five changes before they could fashion an 69th minute equaliser in almost identical fashion with substitute fullback Bryce Moon providing the cross that Katlego Mphela converted.

Errant shooting cost the home side victory, notably in the closing stages as Namibia`s mostly amateur side tired in the humid conditions.
South Africa, who did not call up any of their regular foreign-based players for the game, have won just two of their 10 internationals since the Confederations Cup last June, where they reached the semi-finals.

Bureau Report