Under-20 team preparing for World Cup qualifiers

17 Jun 2015 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 17 JUN (NAMPA) – Namibia's under-20 national women’s football team is in camp, preparing for its 2016 Youth World Cup preliminary qualifiers against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in July.
The team started training on Tuesday at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) technical centre in Katutura.
Namibia will face the DRC in the first-round qualifier for the 2016 International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
DRC defeated Gabon in its preliminary match in May to set up a meeting with Namibia.
Ahead of its clash with the DRC , Namibia will engage in a friendly match with Westphalia from Germany in Windhoek later this month.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, the assistant coach Ace Komeya said all players are in camp.
“We are training morning and afternoon hours because we are preparing the U-20s for the World Cup qualifiers while also getting ready to play Westphalia, who will be in the country to play our U-20s; U-23s and senior women’s football team,” he said.
The U-20 team will travel to the DRC for their World Cup qualifier on either 10, 11 or 12 July (the host nation should decide on the date to play), and will then host the DRC for the return leg on either 24, 25 or 26 July.
The game against Westphalia will be played on 23 June, while the U-23s will play the visiting German team on 26 June.
The final game of the Westphalia tour to Namibia will be against the Brave Gladiators (senior women's team) on 29 June.