The suspense in Group C will last until the final day of the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Leaders until now, Namibia fell to Burundi on Tuesday (3-2) on Matchday 5.
The Namibians got off to a poor start and were stunned by a goal from Bigirimana in the first minute. Bimeyimana (9th) doubled the lead shortly afterwards, before Hussein gave the Swallows a further lead (19th).
It was not until the final minutes before half-time that Peter Shalulile reduced the deficit (41st). After the break, his team-mates scored another goal in the last 5 minutes through Rudath (85′).
With this setback, Namibia remain top of the group, with three teams on 5 points. On the final day, Burundi (4 points) will face Cameroon (also 4 points).