29 Sep 2014 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 29 SEP (NAMPA) The Namibia Football Association (NFA) president John Muinjo has urged Namibians to buy Brave Gladiators replica jerseys and rally behind the team.
Namibias senior national womens football team aims to win the ninth edition of the African Womens Football Championship taking place here from 11 to 25 October 2014.
Seven other African countries will compete for top honours.
Muinjo was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the NFA on Monday that the local players morale will be highly boosted if all Namibians can acquire the Brave Gladiators replica jerseys and wear them, especially on Fridays.
We need to have the women championship fever going, and as Namibians we can add motivation to our team and push them to new greater heights by buying the teams replica jerseys and wear them on Fridays in support of the team.
The team needs our support and we have to show them that we are behind them and believe in them, he said.
Muinjo also called on senior government officials and senior corporate executives to support this campaign by encouraging their employees to get behind the team.
It is our national team, as Namibians and we must support it, he said.
The football president added that despite being in a tough group, Namibia has all the chances in the world to cause an upset.
Namibia is in Group A with Zambia, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.
Meanwhile, the Algerian and Ghanaian teams arrived in Namibia on Sunday, and the remaining five teams are expected as from 07 October.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials are expected to touch down by this weekend.
The Gladiators will face Algeria on Tuesday and Saturday in international friendly games ahead of the tournament.
The match on Tuesday will commence at 17h00 at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) Stadium in Olympia, and 15h00 on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.