Madagascar ready for Namibia
26 May 2015 08:10am
ROYAL BAFOKENG, 26 MAY (NAMPA) Madagascar coach Franck Rajaonarisamba says his players are ready to fight for a place in the final of the Cosafa Cup tournament when they clash with Namibia on Thursday.
Madagascar beat Ghana 2-1 at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Monday to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2015 Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup on Monday.
The 2015 edition of the Cup is being played in the North West Province of South Africa.
Speaking to the media after the game, Rajaonarisamba said they have played against Namibia on many occasions and they know the team well.
Nobody expected us to beat Ghana today but we did. I really feel happy to reach the semi-finals where we will meet Namibia, a team that we have played a number of times, he said.
He added that Namibia has struggled to beat his side in most of their encounters, and said he is confident that his team is ready to repeat their performance.
We watched Namibia play all of their four games in the competition and they play very simple, but fast, football. Going into this game we will attack more because all the players in my team will be fighting to reach the finals. A win will really mean a lot for us back home, Rajaonarisamba said.
Namibia will take on Madagascar at the Moruleng Stadium on Thursday at 14h30, while Botswana and Mozambique will play in the second semi-finals match of the day at 16h30 Namibian time.