African Stars ready to represent Namibian football: Samaria

15 Jan 2019 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 15 JAN (NAMPA) – African Stars head coach Bobby Samaria said his team is ready to represent itself and Namibian football at large in the second leg of the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday.
Stars will play against Raja Casablanca of Morocco in Casablanca.
They played against the same team to a 1-1 draw in the first leg match of the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup at Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium this past Saturday.
Giving the media an update on his team’s readiness here on Tuesday, Samaria said as coach he would like to win every game and it is the message he is conveying to his players in camp.
“I think we did exceptionally well against all odds because no one gave us a chance due to our opponents’ pedigree, but we believe pedigree is one thing and playing the actual game is another. What we brought to this game was passion, hard work and a chip on the shoulder and our strategy worked,” he said.
Samaria went on to say drawing against one of the biggest clubs on the continent is a huge achievement for his players.
“It is not every day you get to play the likes of Raja Casablanca but we managed. Our football is undermined and taking into account the resources at our disposal we are obviously the underdogs,” he said.
African Stars chief executive director Salomo Hei also noted that the recently signed forward, Youssouf Ibrahim has not yet been granted paper work so he is still not available to play.
Stars will depart for Morocco on Wednesday.