SADC Correspondent | Oct 30, 2018 | 0
Westair to Charter Warriors to Burundi
The Brave Warriors will travel six hours to Bujumbura for their 2017 CAF AFCON Qualifiers clash against Burundi on Saturday afternoon thanks to the assistance by local aviation giants Westair Aviation who will charter the team on Friday morning.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and Westair Aviation recently concluded a deal in which the local aviation leaders Westair will charter the Brave Warriors to Bujumbura on Friday and back to Windhoek on Sunday morning.
“Westair is very proud to be part of this journey to carry our beloved Brave Warriors to Bujumbura for this important match and we have all the confidence that you will do the nation proud. We depart on Friday morning and it will be six hours flight and we back home on Sunday morning. This surely helps in terms of cutting out fatigue that comes with travelling for hours on the continent. It is the first time we taking such a team out and we looking forward to a successful match”, said Henri van Schalkwyk, Cheif Operations Officer at Westair Aviation.
Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti welcomes the partnership and expressed his delight.
“On behalf of the plyers and the whole team, we are very grateful for this partnership to take the team to Burundi and back. We could have went to Johannesburg, connect to Nairobi and then to Bujumbura for hours and this move right here makes my job easier. We promise that we will do our best to make Westair Aviation and all Namibians proud”, said Mannetti.
The Brave Warrior will play in their crucial 2017 AFCON Qualifiers Group K encounter against Burundi on 26 March and the team returns home on Sunday morning to prepare for the home match against Burundi set for 29 March.
Currently a group of 27 players have been called up for camp and the 20 men squad will be announced on Thursday.