COSAFA: Brave Warriors will give their best against Zambia

22 Jun 2016 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 22 JUN (NAMPA) - Despite now playing in the losers’ section of the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup, the Brave Warriors’ mission remains winning every game they compete in.
Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti said this after their 3-0 win over Mozambique in the second Plate semi-final played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday.
“Our mission is to play good football, and come Friday when we face Zambia we will still go in the field and give it our all,” he said.
2015 Council of Southern African Football Association (Cosafa) Castle Cup champions, Namibia, will play Zambia in the Plate final on Friday after Zambia beat Lesotho 3-2 on the same day.
Mannetti also thanked the about 3 500 supporters who attended the match on Tuesday.
“The supporters who came to the stadium still believe in the team and came to cheer them on,” he noted.
Mozambique were a man down in the second minute of the game, after Apson Manjate was red-carded for retaliation.
The Brave Warriors dominated play in the first half but could not break the Mambas’ defence.
The first half ended 0-0.
In the second half, the Namibian outfit continued with ball possession and took only five minutes to open the flood gates.
Namibia’s goals came from Itamunua Keimuine in the 50th minute; Deon Hotto in the 74th minute; and Hendrik Somaeb in the 85th minute.
Namibia lost its quarterfinal match against Botswana on Saturday.
The Cosafa Cup semi-finals will be played on Wednesday between South Africa and Swaziland starting at 17h00, and Botswana and DR Congo at 19h30 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The tournament ends Saturday.