Brave Warriors' Chan preparations in full swing

17 Sep 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 17 SEP (NAMPA) – The Brave Warriors’ preparations for their clash against Madagascar for the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers are in full swing, the team’s technical team has said.
The senior men’s national football team kicked off their training with a double session at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre on Sunday under the watchful eye of interim coach Bobby Samaria, with training expected to continue until the team’s departure for Madagascar Wednesday morning.
The final 23 squad that will travel to Madagascar will be named after Tuesday’s training session.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday at the end of the training session, Samaria said he is happy with the attendance of the players they called into camp as all of them had honoured the call.
“With the exception of Virgil Vries and Willy Stephanus who are sorting out their contractual situations, the rest of the players are in camp. The group that we called up can deliver. It is the same group we took to Comoros basically. We are now being carried by the momentum, so we hope to get a result away from home,” he explained.
Samaria further noted that Madagascar has a strong team which and that his team should not underestimate their opponents.
“The core we have has been training for some time. Conditioning will not be a problem. We train twice a day, with mornings reserved for conditioning, while in the afternoon we use the ball more,” he explained.
Samaria said their aim will be to go to Madagascar and force a result so as to make it easy for them when they come and play at home in the reverse fixture of the Chan qualifiers.
Namibia will play Madagascar in Antananarivo on Sunday, with the return leg expected to take place between 18 and 22 October in Windhoek.