Club football can be beneficial to national team: Kaimbi

05 Sep 2014 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 05 SEP (NAMPA) - Brave Warriors’ midfielder Lazarus Kaimbi reckons being active for one’s club will be beneficial for the national team.
Kaimbi is one of a few senior players included in the Namibian team against Swaziland in an international friendly match here on Wednesday evening.
The match will commence at 20h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
“The pressure is on the players who want to wear the national team jersey to up their game and contest for starting berths at club level,” Kaimbi was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Thursday.
“This can be good because it will increase competition for players in the national team as well. We have to cement club football places and by playing against various opposition. You can then add value to the Brave Warriors,” he said.
The Thailand-based midfielder, playing for Bangkok Glass, is looking forward to the friendly game against Swaziland.
“It’s good for our rankings to play international friendly games especially on FIFA dates. I’m also looking forward to seeing the youngsters called up in action - to see what they can bring to the table,” he said, adding that Namibia has a lot of talent.
Others senior national players called up striker Rudolph Bester and Willem Mwedihanga.
Captain Ronald Ketjijere and Henrico Botes are expected to join the camp on Friday, while Golden Arrows’ trio of goalkeeper Max Mbaeva, defender Chris Katjiukua and winger Deon Hotto will arrive over the weekend.
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The 23-man squad consists of Max Mbaeva, Chris Katjiukua and Deon Hotto (Golden Arrows, SA), Edward Maova, Chester Stanley, Henry Duwe and Wangu Gomes (Civics FC), Willem Mwedihanga (Amazulu SA), Ronald Ketjijere (c) (University of Pretoria), Wangu Gomes (civics), Rudolf Bester (Free State Stars, SA), Lazarus Kaimbi (Bangkok Class, Thailand), Henrico Botes (Bidvest Wits, SA) , Donovan Gainub , Peter Shalulile and Itamunua Keimuine (Tura Magic), Ivan Kamberipa, Marius Kotze and Aubrey Amseb (Rebels), Vitapi Ngaruka (United Stars), Tjiuana tja Tjinotjiua (Citizens), Enrico Hoebeb (Blue Waters), Benjamin Nenkavu (Tigers) and Leroy Adams (Black Africa).