Windhoek - Namibia’s national football team, the Brave Warriors, are using tomorrow’s match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo to prepare for the 2020 CAF African Nations Championship finals (CHAN) next year.
Both countries qualified for the 2020 CHAN finals to be held in Cameroon and they are set to clash on Saturday in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.
Brave Warriors interim coach, Bobby Samaria, said that he will use this match as preparations for next year’s CHAN but warned that this match is more than just a preparation clash.
“First of all we are playing for the President and we have to do it with a win. Both countries have qualified for CHAN finals and will try to find combinations and see how best we go to Cameroon to do our best,” he said.
Samaria called up 24 players saying that all those who were called up earned their places on merit.
“I’m so proud of these boys, they have come a long way during tough times in our football. They remain focused on what they love doing and they representing the nation with so much pride,” he said.
The 24 players called up are:
Goalkeepers: Edward Maova, Ratanda Mbazuvara, Calvin Spiegel and Charles Uirab;
Defenders: Vitapi Ngaruka, Emilio Martin, lvan Kamberipa, Pat-Nevin Uanivi, Aprocius Petrus, Gregory Auchumeb, Larry Haraeb and Tjiuana Tja Tjatindi;
Midfielders: Dynamo Fredericks, Immanuel Heita, Wendell Rudath, Obrey Amseb, Gustav lsaack, Llewelyn Stanley and Absalom limbondi;
Strikers: Hendrick Somaeb, Elmo Kambindu, Panduleni Nekundi, Isaskar Gurirab and Mapenzi Muwanei.