CORRECTION: Brave Warriors better Fifa ranking
11 Nov 2015 19:00pm
CHANGES THURSDAY TO WEDNESDAY IN INTRO
WINDHOEK, 11 NOV (NAMPA) The President of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Frans Mbidi Wednesday praised the Brave Warriors for having moved up seven places on the Federation of Football Associations (Fifa) rankings.
The senior national football team moved from 125th place to 118th place on the latest Fifa rankings published on Wednesday and the NFA appealed to the national football players to use that achievement as a boost for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Guinea on Thursday.
In a statement on Wednesday, the NFA president said: It is amazing that our team has improved seven places on the latest FIFA Ranking and I thought it wise to share this and other developments in football with all our colleagues and indeed the broader public.
Mbidi praised the Brave Warriors coach, Ricardo Mannetti for the steady progress and improvement of the team, congratulating him and his technical team for their latest achievement. He further called on the public to support the team on Thursday.
The senior national team's highest Fifa ranking was back in 1998 when they were ranked at position 69 and position 105 was the best ranking for the team by May this year.
The Brave Warriors lost 0-1 against Angola in the Four Nations Tournament in Luanda last Friday before beating Zambia 4-3 on penalties in the third place play-off on Saturday.
The national football team will play against Guinea in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium where gates will open at 14h00.