Muna Katupose on a mission against Ghana


Brave Warriors striker Muna Katupose has a point to prove against Ghana on Saturday when the two sides meet for the 2018 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup at the Sam Nujoma stadium with revenge and a place in the AFCON quest team on his mind.

Muna was 19 years old in 2008 when he watched from the bench as his beloved Brave Warriors lost 1-0 to Ghana in their opening Group A game of the African Cup of Nations finals and this time around Katupose wants to avenge that defeat.

“I was on the bench and was raring to go but I was not used by the coach. I was still very young and it was learning experience for me indeed and losing of course is not good. So on Saturday as the only surviving member of that team, I need to try and restore parity because that was the last time we played Ghana as a county and we lost”, Katupose says.

The Tigers FC player, who came on late against Guinea Bissau on Saturday in the goalless AFCON qualifier also wants to prove to coach Ricardo Mannetti that he still have what it takes.

“I also need to give my best and so will all the other players on the day to the coach. I still feel like I can contribute to the team and looking at the all important game in Zambia in March, I need to keep myself relevant indeed so Ghana’s game is two-fold for me, three fold, as we also have to win for the President as well” says Katupose.

The Black Stars of Ghana arrived in Windhoek on Thursday morning and the 2018 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup festiveness will kick off from 10h00 as gates open at the majestic Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura.

The first 5000 supporters will receive various souvenirs such as caps, t-shirts and other hampers courtesy of the event organizers and sponsors, MTC, Namibia Breweries, Huawei, NWR and Air Namibia. Tickets bought beforehand are N$30 each from Web-tickets Namibia at all Pick n Pay’s countrywide and Football House in Katutura.

There will be a “kick and win” with former goalkeepers against the fans, the latter winning prices country of the sponsors of the one-day celebratory event.
Top local musicians will entertain the crowd before the match as well as during half time and after the match – ARTIST such as Gazza, Exit, Female Donkey, Tequila, Tate Buti and The Dogg will be on the MIC and the first match of the day to start at 12h30 as the Young Gladiators face their seniors, U23s before main match kicks off at 16h00.