Shalulile a doubt for Zambia clash in September

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The Brave Warriors will host Zambia on 08 September in their crucial 2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Cup of Nations Cameroon and might have to do it without their talisman Peter Shalulile as he is still on the treatment table.

Namibia and Zambia will renew their rivalry at the Sam Nujoma stadium on Saturday 8 September, 16h00, with their qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations on the line and Brave Warriors coach reveals that he is sweating on the fitness of star striker Peter Shalulile who is still nursing an ankle injury.

“We take this game seriously and we remain focused but our plans might be derailed as Peter is still a doubt and might not be back on time for that match. He is and has been very important for our cause thus far but this is football and we need to accept whatever and plan differently” Mannetti states.

The coach has been working with local-based players form the past weeks ahead of the Zambia clash and indicates that he is content with the feedback from the lads so far.
“The boys are really pushing themselves hard and they understand that a place in the AFCON qualifiers team is on the line and they are putting in their best as expected. That is very impressive and kind of makes it easy to work with them because they have that personal motivation to get into the team”, explains Mannetti.

The Brave Warriors will host Zambia at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on 8 September and then play the away and home matches against Mozambique on match-day three and four between 8-16 October 2018.

Match-day five, where Namibia host Guinea, who beat them 1-0 on match-day one in June this year, will be played between 12 and 20 November 2018 and the final qualifiers match-day six, will be played on 18-29 March 2019 as Namibia travels to Zambia.

Mozambique heads Group K with three points, with Guinea also on three in second place, followed by Namibia and Zambia on zero points after losing their opening games. The Group winner and runner-up will qualifier for the 2019 AFCON.
The 2019 AFCON finals will be the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations and will be hosted by Cameroon in June and July 2019 as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time. It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.