18 Sep 2019 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 18 SEP (NAMPA) Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria has announced the 20-man squad for the 2020 African Nations Championships tie against Madagascar on Sunday.
The team that left for Antananarivo on Wednesday comprises players who played against the Comoros in the first round of the qualifiers in July, with the exception of Junius Theophilus, who has joined an Ethiopian club and Isaskar Gurirab, who is out with an injury.
Making the announcement at the conclusion of the final training session at the Namibia Football Association Technical Centre Tuesday night, Samaria expressed confidence in the team selected, saying they will produce the desired result.
We have kept the core of the team. We also had some of the guys like Ballack (Hendrik Somaeb) and Petrus Shitembi training with the team to help it, we are happy with the work we put in, he said.
Samaria further noted that Madagascar knocked out Mozambique, a team which is also strong, hence the caution to his side not to underestimate their opponents.
The ranking, he said, will not matter as African teams have proven that there are no small teams on the continent anymore.
The team includes Charles Uirab, Ratanda Mbazuvara, Larry Horaeb, Ivan Kamberipa, Emilio Martin, Aprocious Petrus, Immanuel Heita, Dynamo Fredericks, Aubrey Amseb, Absalom Iimbondi, Elmo Kambindu, Marcel Papama, Gustav Isaak, Mapenzi Muwanei, Wendell Rudath, Llewelyn Stanley, Gregory Auchumeb, Vitapi Ngaruka, Panduleni Nekundi and Pat-Nevin Uanivi.