Tjongarero implores Warriors to do their best against Morocco

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Namibia will have to do their very best to overcome Morocco on Saturday quarterfinal clash at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca as the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals reach the second round, says Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Agnes Tjongarero.

“ Madam Sports”, as Agnes Tjongarero is affectionately known, has been the number one fan of the Brave Warriors at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Morocco and was in Marrakech as the team won their two opening Group B games to qualify for the quarterfinals and was also in the stands when they drew 1-1 with Zambia on Monday night in Casablanca.

Tjongarero praises Ricardo Mannetti and the team for the job well done thus far and urges them to only do their best on Saturday.

“The team will have to do their utmost best on Saturday. There is nothing in this world that you can do more than you best and this team has proven that over the three games played, over the qualifiers as well and I’m truly impressed by their performance at this championship. Morocco are at home but we can surprise them” she states of the game she will watch on TV as she travels back home today.

The Mohammed V Stadium, Morocco national stadium hold a 67 000 crowd capacity and Tjongarero calls on the Brave Warriors to concentrate on their game and shutout the noise from the stands.

“ It will not be easy at all but the boys needs to cancel out crowd and do their job to the best of their abilities. They have come this far and anything now is possible with knockout football and Morocco will be under pressure to win at home, so it will be interesting game indeed that I will watch with keen interest”, explains the Deputy Minister at the Team Hotel in Casablanca.

She however adds that more needs to be done for the team to ensure that they bring out their very best at international competitions.

“ We have a lot of work to do in terms of preparing the team. The players and the technical team are working very hard together but they need government support. In an ideal world the team should have a psychologist, a chef, a dietician and other specialists with them so that they are well prepared for all situations but now the technical team is over worked with all of that and the food the boys eat is not what they are used to or what they need and that can also impact on their game. So we have to do a lot for this team and all other national teams”, Tjongarero assess.