Angola’s forward #19 Mabululu (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 round of 16 football match between Angola and Namibia at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake on January 27, 2024. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
Gelson Dala raised his Africa Cup of Nations goal tally to four with a brace for 10-man Angola in a 3-0 last-16 triumph over Namibia in Bouake on Saturday.
After Dala scored twice in the first half, Mabululu netted midway through the second half to effectively end as a contest the clash of southern Africa neighbours.
Both teams were reduced to 10 men by first-half red cards with Angola goalkeeper Neblu and Namibia defender Lubeni Haukongo sent off.
The winning margin was a record for Angola, bettering two-goal victories over Senegal and Malawi in previous Cup of Nations.