Foreign based players rally behind Warriors

25 Jan 2018 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 25 JAN (NAMPA) – A number of foreign-based Brave Warriors players have rallied behind the current team participating at the African Nations Championship (Chan) in Morocco.
Speaking exclusively to Nampa via various social media applications, the players congratulated the team, offering their support while lauding the good work done by the technical team.
Benson Shilongo, who recently signed with Egyptian team Alassiouty Sport, told this press agency that the team must finish what they started.
“To the technical team and the lads doing battle at the 2018 Chan, another great opportunity to take Namibia to the next level. Remember, we are in it to win it,” he said, adding that the competition was theirs to lose.
He said that the team is making the nation proud, calling on them to keep producing good results.
Baroka F.C. goalkeeper and Brave Warriors number one, Virgil Vries, said he was impressed with the way the team has applied itself tactically, especially in holding out defensive lines.
“I enjoy watching the team at Chan especially when they counter attack. It shows they have worked on the tactics at training. The goalkeeper Llyodt Kazapua has proven he is a talented player,” he added.
He said this was evidenced by his man of the match performance against Uganda and hoped that he gets a professional contract soon.
He further urged the team to remain humble and united while working hard against their next opponents Morocco.
“The boys must frustrate the home team. They must always respect their opponents but should not be afraid of them,” he advised.
Namibia is set to face Morocco in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Chan tournament in Casablanca, Morocco on Saturday following their two wins over Ivory Coast and Uganda and a draw with Zambia in the group stages.
This is the first time Namibia has won a game at or progressed from the group stages of a Confederation of African Football tournament.