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Afghanistan beat Namibia off the last ball of the match to win their ICC World Cup qualifier by one wicket on Wednesday.
Namibia scored 208/9 off their 50 overs while Afghanistan replied with 211/9 off 49.5 overs.
Namibia’s top batsmen were Wian van Vuuren (43), Justin Baard (23), Stephen Baard (22), Shalako Groenewald (24) and Gerhard Erasmus who 52 off 65 balls.
Namibia had Afghanistan in trouble as they stumbled to 104/6 but Nasir Ahmadzi launched a great comeback.
He scored 64 not out off 75 balls to take Afghanistan to a dramatic victory.
The Brave Warriors development side capped off their Ghanaian tour with a 1-0 victory against Dwarfs FC in Sekondi on Tuesday.
The solitary goal of the match came from Neville Tjiueza.
The team will return home on Thursday and immediately start preparations for their friendly match against the South African development side on Wednesday next week.
Jakes Amaning, the manager of the team said that the team had been great ambassadors while they were in Ghana.
The Welwitschias will on Saturday play provincial side Boland instead of the earlier announced South African Universities team.
Johan Diergaardt, coach of the Welwitschias, said the change was necessitated by the unavailability of some of the players who also play provincial rugby.
“The South African Universities team would have consisted of players from the different franchises and they didn’t release their players so the South African Rugby Union opted to send Boland who will now play us on Saturday instead,” Diergaardt explained.