Kazapua to miss Comoros clash

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The Brave Warriors victory over Zimbabwe has come at a price of goalkeeper Lodyt Kazapua ruled out for a length period after he was substitute in Harare with collar bone injury in the second half of their 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) second round match.

Lodyt Kazapua has always been the unbeatable in goal for Namibia’s CHAN run this year but will now have to sit on the sidelines and watch on as his beloved local-based Brave Warriors attempt to book a ticket for the continental showpiece in Kenya next year.

Kazapua reveals that after he was substituted by Edward Maova on Sunday in Harare, he felt the pain on this right shoulder and earlier week in Windhoek, the medical scans has confirmed that he will be out for not less than four weeks, nursing a dislocated right collar bone.

“The scans have spoken and now I have to be out. I’m very disappointed but I’m glad that it was in the line of duty, doing the my best for my country. I have helped the team to beat a very good Zimbabwe side and I would have loved to help the team all the ay to Kenya but this is the reality of life and I have to face it deal with it. I have no doubt the boys have great attitude and hunger to show what they can do”, Kazapua explains.

Ricardo Mannetti, Brave Warriors coach says it was sad for Lodyt to miss out but it gives a chance to Maova to impress as well.

“ Lodyt has been a very dedicated and good goalkeeper for our CHAN team over the years and our number three for many as well and Edward has been number four and sometimes five and this time around he has a chance to take the number one jersey and help the team qualify for the CHAN. Edward’s confidence is high after that penalty save and he got the trust of his teammates as well a and that can only help with team unity”, states Mannetti.

Another player who will be missing training these days is captain Ronald Ketjijere who is nursing a nagging muscle injury and will be out for two week.
“Yes the captain will be out for two weeks but we are confident that he will be ready to face Comoros on 13 August in the first leg”, claims Mannetti.

The Brave Warriors will play Comoros away on 13 August and against in Windhoek at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in 20 August in the third and final round of the 2018 Kenya CHAN qualifiers.