NFA calls up 33 for U/20 AFCON Qualifiers camp

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In preparations for the upcoming 2019 CAF Under-20 AFCON qualifiers, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) will on Thursday start with a training camp for 33 players called up with the final team to face Botswana in the first round to be announced two weeks prior to the first leg in Botswana on the weekend of 30 March.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) recently announced the draw for Niger 2019 AFCON U/20 and Namibia will face neighbors Botswana at the first round with the first leg in Gaborone between 30 March to 01 April and the second leg in Windhoek slated for 20-22 April.

To this end, 33 players are in the provisional squad with the first training camp this weekend, from Thursday, 01 to 04 March and the second camp set for 8 to 11 March at the NFA Technical Centre and NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro says other players can also be identified during the 2018 The Namibian Newspaper Cup during the Easter weekend to be considered for the second leg.

The winner of the Namibia/Botswana tie will proceed to the second round to face Congo in May with the winner of that meeting advancing to the third and final round of the qualifiers were Senegal or Egypt waits in July.

The final tournament will be hosted by Niger in 2019 with the four semi-finalists qualifying for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup, whose host will be announced next month.

Here is the provisional team: Vipua Tjimune, Stanley Ndjavera, Mbajoroka Kahuure, Augustinus Hobexab, Ronaldo Zaahl, Natangwe Petrus, Moses Muundjua, Eldery Morgan, Enzo Mungendje and Rivaldo Laksman (Khomas), Kamaijanda Ndisiro, Eric !Naobeb (Omaheke), Phillipus Joseph, Hubert Mingeri and Kavemuii Kandjeo (Otjozondjupa), Nareri Munika, Bonafius Kameya (Kavango East), Jariretundu Tjahikika, Lubeni Haukongo, Aprocius Petrus, Mbakondja Tjahikika, Gerhard Mwahenukange and Godwin Awaseb (Erongo), Junior Petrus (Oshana), Randal Ochurub, Rhoney Hangula (Oshikoto), Salufu Mulonda (Zambezi), Giovani Kaninab (Kunene), Juninho Gertze and Gavin Kotungondo (Hardap) and Tangi Hamunyela (Ohangwena).