Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Congo and Namibia, the two teams who missed out on a place at the 2022 World Cup, go head to head at Stade Alphonse Massamba-Debat on Thursday evening. Congo are eyeing their first win of the process, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Namibia. Head coach Paul Put could opt to make changes to the starting XI that suffered a 2-1 loss to Togo, with all Makouana, Tchibota, and Tchimbembe pushing for a start.
Namibia, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Senegal. Since both sides will go for a win in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. Defender Ananias Gebhardt, who limped off with injury in the last group game, is not going to feature against Congo.
Highlighted Player (Neeskens Kebano):
Despite the fact that he was born in France Neeskens Kebano represents Congo on the international stage. Kebano has 6 caps for France U20 team, but made his debut for the first team with Congo on 15 October, 2014. The right-footed midfielder scored on his debut and it has to be noted that Congo defeated Ivory Coast 4-3 back then.
Kebano started his club career at Paris Saint-Germain, playing eight league games for les Parisiens in Ligue 1. After ending his loan spell with Caen he joined Charleroi in 2013 and he scored 36 goals in 77 league appearances for the Belgian outfit. Genk scouts spotted him during the 2014/2015 season and he moved to the fellow Belgian side in the summer of 2015.
After spending one season at Genk, he signed a three-year contract with Fulham on 26 August, 2016. He made his Fulham debut the next day against Blackburn Rovers. Reports in England said that he terrorised Blackburn defence. His contract with the Cottagers expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Namibia):
Back in 1989 Namibia faced neighbouring country Angola in their first ever international game. Namibia made their international debut under the name of South-West Africa, with the team losing to the Palancas Negras 1-0.
On March 21, 1990 Namibia declared independence from South Africa and only two days later they suffered a 5-1 loss to Zimbabwe in their first game as an independent country. The Brave Warriors have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals, but in 2019 they will take part at the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time in the national team’s history.
Namibia are well known for their blue home kit, whilst they wear white jerseys and white shorts when playing on the travels. The Brave Warriors registered their biggest win against Benin (8-2) on July 15, 2000, with the team suffering their heaviest loss to Egypt (2-8) one year later (July 13, 2001). Namibia are affiliated to the CAF – Confederation of African Football.