Young Warriors to start preparations

14 Nov 2017 20:30pm
WINDHOEK, 14 NOV (NAMPA) – The National Under 20 men’s football team, The Young Warriors will begin preparations for the Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) Championships scheduled for Zambia from 06 to 16 December.
A media release availed to Nampa by the Namibia Football Association on Tuesday said 30 players who were called to camp are expected to report for training on Wednesday, 15 November.
NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro said the invited players should bring along their passports, alternatively their national identity cards and birth certificates.
The Young Warriors were last week drawn in Group C together with Angola, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
Group A consists of African champions Zambia, Swaziland, East African guest nation Uganda and Malawi.
Group B is the group of death and has last year’s runners-up South Africa, North African guests Egypt, Mozambique and Mauritius.
Namibia will be in action on the opening day against Angola.
The top teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals and will be joined by the best placed runner up.
Matches will be played at the Arthur Davies and Nkana stadiums in Kitwe.
Players called for camp:
Goalkeepers:
Calvin Spiegel (Chief Santos) Josef Philipus (Otjiwarongo FC) and Vipua Tjimune (African Stars)
Defenders:
Lubeni Haukongo and Aprocius Petrus (Eleven Arrows), Stanley Ndjavera (Tura Magic), Eric Naobeb (Eastern Chiefs), Ronny Hangala (Oshikoto Region), Romario Hawiseb (UNAM FC), Paul Kotjipati (Otjozondjupa), Migeri Hubert (Life Fighters ), Peter Nampolo (Khomas), Johannes Hollambach (Chief Santos)
Midfielders:
Venovineja Tjikundi and George Hummel (UNAM FC), Anthony Kham, Marciano January and Rivaldo Festus (Eleven Arrows), Augustinus Hobexab (Eastern Chiefs), Jimmy Ulrich (Khomas), Ronaldo Zaahl (Kaizen Football Academy)
Forwards:
Godwin Awaseb, Eldery Morgan and Enzo Mungendje (Tura Magic), Leonard Tuhafeni (University of Pretoria), Daniel Kamanya (Omusati) and Isaskar Gurirab (Eleven Arrows)
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