17 Jan 2018 13:50pm
MARRAKECH, 17 JAN (NAMPA) Brave Warriors captain Ronald Ketjijere says the Brave Warriors have not yet achieved anything at the African Nations Championship (Chan) and will have to give it their all when they face Uganda.
The Brave Warriors won their opening match of the championship currently underway in Morocco when they beat Ivory Coast 1-0 on Sunday.
Their next fixture at the competition will be against Uganda on Thursday, at 21h30 Namibian time.
Speaking at a media conference held Wednesday at the Marrakech Stadium, Ketjijere told the media their win against Ivory Coast is just motivation for the players to work extra hard during the competition.
We are taking it one game at a time because we have not yet achieved anything. We face Uganda on Thursday and there is nothing special about them as we will go into this game with the hope of winning just like them, said the team captain.
He added that Uganda plays a quicker game, but they are prepared to close them down when the two teams meet.
Speaking at the same event, national team coach Ricardo Mannetti said the team have a long journey ahead of them.
We have a lot of character in our team that will deal with Uganda accordingly when we meet them, said Mannetti.
He added that their approach against Uganda will be completely different to the one they had against Ivory Coast.
Every team wants to get to the quarter-final and when we play Uganda we will not play reckless football and hope for the best, we will have to plan how to approach them accordingly, he said.
The coach added that his players impressed him with their work rate in the opening game but a lot of work is still needed when they step on to the field of play on Thursday.
We will need to double our concentration against Uganda because they are a more physical team, just like Ivory Coast, but they attack through the midfield which is something we will have to deal with, he said.
The Brave Warriors are in Group B alongside Ivory Coast, Uganda and Zambia. They are currently second on the log, level on three points with group leader Zambia, who beat Uganda 3-1 at the same stadium Sunday night.