Rowdy Namibian footballers could face charges from South African hotel

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Suspected drunk Namibia soccer team players went on the rampage in Witbank, South Africa, on Saturday night, trashing a room at their hotel and causing damage estimated at R5 000.

Three players, whose identities are being withheld by authorities, are said to be responsible for setting off a fire extinguisher in their room, breaking a mirror, the locks of the hotel room door and throwing a litre of Lucozade all over the carpets.

Media reports quoting the management of the Protea Hotel in Witbank said the fire authorities were also needlessly called out after the players set off the fire extinguisher.

A claim for the damages is to be made against the team, which left the hotel Sunday morning for Johannesburg, where they are to catch a flight back to Windhoek.

New carpets, mirror and door locks have to be insta-lled.

Namibia lost 1-0 to South Africa’s Development Team in their Cosafa Senior Challenge quarter-final in Witbank on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s campaign in the same Cosafa Senior Challenge Cup came to an excruciating end at the hands of Zambia on Sunday when Chipolopolo bundled them out of the regional soccer tournament.

Zambia won by 5-4 on penalties.

The two teams flattered only to deceive in this dreary match at Lilian Ngoyi Stadium and needed penalties to separate them after huffing and puffing to a goalless draw.

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