15 Nov 2015 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 15 NOV (NAMPA) Senior national football team midfielder Wangu-Gome Batista and striker Hendrik Somaeb are in the starting-11 against Guinea in Morocco on Sunday evening.
They replace Deon Hotto and Benson Shilongo who will start the match on the bench.
These are the only changes coach Ricardo Mannetti made to his team that face Guinea in the second-leg of the 2018 International Federation of Football Associations (Fifa) World Cup preliminary qualifiers.
Namibia lost 0-1 in the first leg played here on Thursday.
The return match is played in Morocco, which is currently being used by Guinea as their home ground is off limits due to the Ebola outbreak in their country.
The match is scheduled for 21h00 local time.
The players are:
Goalkeeper: Maximillian Mbaeva
Defenders: Ananias Gebhardt; Willem Mwedihanga; Chris Katjiukua; and Denis Tjatjinda
Midfielders: Wangu-Gome Batista; Ronald Katjijere; Petrus Shitembi and Willy Stephanus
Forward: Hendrik Somaeb and Peter Shalulile
Substitutes: Virgil Vries, Deon Hotto, Heinrich Isaacks, Dynamo Fredericks, Denzil Haoseb, Benson Shilongo and Edmund Kambanda
Namibia needs to beat Guinea 2-0 on Sunday, which is 2-1 on aggregate if they are to go through to round three of the competition.
In round three, 20 winning teams from round two will be drawn into five groups of four teams each, with the group winners automatically qualifying for the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia.