Despite a gallant performance against Senegal in Dakar on Saturday evening that included a penalty save by Max Mbaeva, the Brave Warriors lost 2-0 in their 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group K qualifiers at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor.
The Brave Warriors will go to Senegal aiming to surprise their host in the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group K qualifiers match on 3 September as they look ahead to AFCON 2019.
The Brave Warriors will benefit if Namibia football exports can be over 20 players as coach Ricardo Mannetti delves into the foreign legion’s movements, particularly in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League.
With five days to go before Namibia starts her defense of the Cosafa Castle Cup against Botswana in the quarterfinals, suspended Brave Warriors goalkeeper Virgil Vries have also issued an apology to the nation and the team.
Suspended Brave Warriors defender Chris Katjiukua has apologized and wants in ahead of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup quarterfinal clash against Botswana on Saturday at the tournament which started on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma stadium.
Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has spelled out the ground rules following another breach of team’s protocol by defender Chris Katjiukua over the weekend while Willy Stephanus goes to Vietnam for trials.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has secured two preparations games for the Brave Warriors ahead of the COSAFA Cup tie against Botswana on 18 June as they host Malawi on 08 June and visit Zambia on 12 June for international friendly matches.
The Brave Warriors view their 2017 AFCON Qualifiers game against Niger on Saturday as a do-or-die game in their quest to finish second in Group K of the Qualifiers with Senegal the Group leaders lying in wait in September in the final game.
Goalkeeper Virgil Vries is missing from the Brave Warriors camp ahead of the 2017 AFCON Qualifier match against Niger on Saturday at home while striker Peter Shalulile will be available for the team’s Group K AFCON Qualifier match.