Away goal key for Brave Warriors

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The Brave Warriors are back at training this morning as they prepare to the do or die clash against Comoros on Sunday, 20 August at the majestic Sam Nujoma Stadium in their 2018 CAF African Nations Championships qualifiers final round.

Ricardo Mannetti and his team lost 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in the first leg of their third round tie and will have it all to do in the second and final match of the qualifiers on Sunday, 15h00 and the team demonstrated their seriousness about the match that they back at training on Monday morning, having landed back home on Sunday night.

“This is a very demanding and interesting time for our team. We have the away goal which is key and I told the boys we training on Monday, normally they are given the day off after traveling but we are so close to Kenya and we need to remain focused hence this training session” Mannetti explains.

Comoros surprised many on Sunday with their slick passing and confidence at home and Mannetti reiterates that taking them lightly will at your own risk.

“They have two goals from the first leg and they can come here and take the game to us and we need to be prepared for that. We know what we need to do, we have to at least win by 1-0, and that won’t be that easy but it’s a good advantage for us and have a good chance of making it that hard way at home. It will be sweet if we manage to pull it off”, explains Mannetti.

Hendrick Somaeb could have made it -2-2 at the death only for his left-footed shot to hit the upright in added time, having pulled one back through a well dispatched penalty.

The Brave Warriors will this week training at 15h00, the same time as kickoff on Sunday, buoyed by the away goal that has give them hope and believe of making it through.

Mannetti calls on the public to fill the Stadium yet again with history beckoning for the local-based Brave Warriors as they eye their maiden appearance at the continental showpiece for domestic players.

Match tickets are on sale for N$ 30 each on Computicket at Shoprite and Checkers countrywide and Mannetti urge football fans to grab them as early as possible.

“ We have a monumental game on Sunday and we need everyone behind the team. This team have proven that they can rise to the occasion and with a filled Stadium it has proven to bring the best out of the team, so get you ticket, come early and support the team on Sunday. Come on Namibia!, shouts Mannetti.