Brave Warriors welcomed home

01 Jun 2015 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 01 JUN (NAMPA) - Over 300 people welcomed home Namibia’s 2015 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup champions at the Hosea Kutako International Airport on Sunday evening.
The Brave Warriors were welcomed with traditional dances and people from all walks of life at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
They arrived in Windhoek at 19h20 with their trophy won after a 2-0 win against Mozambique on Saturday.
Speaking at a media briefing shortly after the team arrived, vice-captain Virgil Vries thanked the nation for the support shown during the tournament.
“Thank you each and every one for coming out here at the airport to meet us, and thank God for making this possible that we can unite together as a team,” he said.
Vries also thanked all players for the support they have rendered to each other while in South Africa for the tournament.
“We have been working as a team, united and hard-working, but what made it better is that we have learned how to be humble, believe and have faith, and that is what carried us through it,” said Vries, who won the 2015 Cosafa Goalkeeper of the Tournament award.
He said the achievement is not an individual's work but a team effort.
“We shouted at each other and that is because we wanted to be better players and represent our country in a better way. We are proud to be part of this legacy and history.
“I would like to present this trophy to each and every Namibian out there, even the baby who is being born now and those who are still coming; they too are part of this legacy and history,” he said, adding that it is Namibia's show time.
The team was also welcomed by President Hage Geingob at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Football House in Katutura.
The NFA said on Monday that the national football team will feature in a parade through the city on Wednesday, and they will have lunch with Geingob at State House the same day.