Going into the next round will be an achievement - Shitembi

25 Jun 2019 09:00am
WINDHOEK, 25 JUN (NAMPA) – Brave Warriors midfielder Petrus Shitembi said it will be an achievement for the current national senior football team players if they reach the next round of the competition.
Namibia is currently competing at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) that is being held in four different cities in Egypt.
The Namibian team is in Group D alongside Morocco, South Africa and Ivory Coast.
In a recent interview with Nampa, Shitembi said it was an honour to have represented his country at the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup which they won in 2015 and then reaching the quarter finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2018.
“Before any personal platforms is covered it is first about representing the nation as you know in the past we have not done well at AFCON,” Shitembi said.
He added that their only prayer now is to represent the nation at their level best and in that way, indirectly market themselves.
“Personal affairs will be affairs that one needs to concentrate on only after the competition. We are in Egypt to represent our country well. We are at the highest competition that our nation has attained and we have not done well in the past that’s why we hope to do better, which in the end will be historic on its own,” he explained.
The midfielder added that his contract with Lusaka Dynamo in Zambia will end at the end of June, saying he has not spoken much on that as his whole attention is to do well for the national team.
Namibia lost their opening match of the championships 0-1 on Sunday afternoon against Morocco.
They will now face South Africa who also lost their opener against Ivory Coast on 28 May at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.