Benson Shilongo came and gave the Brave Warriors a glimmer of hope at the 2015 COSAFA Cup as his brace saw his side beat Mauritius 2-0 on Tuesday night to set up a tantalizing final Group A clash against Zimbabwe on Thursday.
Ricardo Mannetti will throw Benson Shilongo into the fraying pan when the Brave Warriors takes on Mauritius on Tuesday in their second Group A encounter at the 2015 COSAFA Cup underway in South Africa.
The Brave Warriors were held to a goalless draw by Seychelles in the opening match of the 2015 COSAFA Cup tournament played on Sunday afternoon at the Moruleng Stadium in the North West Province in South Africa.
Ahead of the Brave Warriors first Cosafa 2015 game against Seychelles on Sunday at 14h00, coach Riccardo Mannetti reckons Group A is up for the taking with only the group winner to reach the semifinals stage of the competition.
Tura Magic striker Itamunua Keimuine is the reinforcement to the strikeforce as the Brave Warriors finalize their preparations for the 2015 COSAFA Cup in the North-West Province of South Africa starting on Sunday.
The Brave Warriors will be without the service of veteran striker Henrico Botes after his club Bidvest Wits refused to release him for the COSAFA Cup tournament which starts on 17 May in the North West Province of South Africa.
With less than two weeks left before the start of the 2015 Castle COSAFA Cup in South Africa, Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has called up 26 local players who will start training on Tuesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium before the squad is trimmed down to a travelling team that will join the foreign legion in Pretoria for another training week.
Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti today conclude his 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers training squad and will start with the 2015 COSAFA Cup training camp on Monday before departing to Pretoria for another week training at the High Performance Centre.
The Brave Warriors are setting in motion preparation for their crucial 2016 CHAN qualifiers against Zambia in June as Ricardo Mannetti sets up training matches for three groups of players, starting on Wednesday at Sam Nujoma Stadium.