Brave Warriors arrive in Comoros, declare war

13 Aug 2017 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 13 AUGUST (NAMPA) – The Brave Warriors on Saturday arrived in Moroni, Comoros around 15h45 Comoros time, 13h45 Namibian time, via a chartered Air Namibia flight from Hosea Kutako International Airport to the Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport.
The Brave Warriors are on Sunday playing against the Comoros in the African Nations Championship (Chan) third round.
In a media release issued by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Saturday, Brave Warriors Captain Ronald Ketjijere said the team is on the island to do the job and remain focused on getting a favourable result.
“The weather is humid and hot just like in West Africa and we have travelled there a lot, so I think the boys will acclimatise very well. We remain rooted on the job at hand and we want to make Namibians and ourselves proud on Sunday,” said Ketjijere.
The team immediately attended a training session at the Stade de Moroni, which Head Coach Ricardo Mannetti said was a way of assessing the pitch.
“We came here to assess the pitch in terms of hardness and to break some sweat. We are ready to go out there and get a positive result, come Sunday and we remain confident in our goal,” Mannetti said.
Meanwhile, only one change has been made to the side that beat Zimbabwe on penalties in the previous qualification round.
Goalkeeper Edward Maova replaces injured Lloydt Kazepua, while rest of the team remains unchanged for the match against the Comoros.
According to a media statement from the NFA and received on Sunday, the defence will consist of Tiberius Lombard, Ferdinand Karongee, Riaan Hanamub and Larry Horaeb.
Captain Ketjijere, Petrus Shitembi, Dynamo Fredericks and Benyamin Nenkavu complete the midfield quartet.
Itamunua Keimuine and Hendrick Somaeb will lead the attack for Namibia.
The match will be played at 13h00 Namibian time under the eye of South African match officials, led by referee Chris Harrison.
The second leg will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday, 20 August at 15h00 with Zambian referee, Wisdom Chewe to take charge.
The NFA will use this game to pay tribute to the late Robbie Savage who was laid to rest on 29 July.
(NAMPA)
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