Maova To Decide Between Junior And Senior Squads

23 May 2013 06:37

By Timotheus Andreas
WINDHOEK, 21 MAY (NAMPA) - Rundu Chiefs? Football Club goalkeeper Edward Maova has a tough decision to make, and that is whether to remain with the under-20 national side or move up to the senior national team.
Maova received a first call-up to the senior national side on Monday for the friendly encounter against Zambia at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
The under-20 side will also face their Zambian counterparts on Friday evening at the same venue.
Maova is one of three goalkeepers selected for the 27-member Brave Warriors? squad.
He is a member of the current national under-20 team, and led the Otjozondjupa Region to victory in the 2013 The Namibian Newspaper Cup last month.
He has also been sensational in the goal posts for Rundu Chiefs this season.
In a telephonic interview with Nampa on Tuesday, Maova said he does not yet know which team to pick, but he will consult with some people for input on this daunting decision.
?I do not know what to do since the news just reached me yesterday, but I will decide tonight. I cannot decide alone,? he noted.
The talented goalkeeper, however, admitted that joining the Brave Warriors could pave his way for a bright future in professional football.
?I want to play professionally, either in South Africa or Europe one day,? he added.
Meanwhile, Maova said he will work on some of the mistakes he committed in the past, especially rushing onto the ball with little focus.
He is expected to join the Brave Warriors by Wednesday.
New Brave Warriors? coach Roger Palmgren called up 27 players, mainly locally-based players, for his first match in charge of the senior national team.
The match against Zambia will start at 17h00 on Saturday, while the under-20 match between the two countries will commence at 19h30 on Friday evening.
These matches form part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU).
(NAMPA)
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