Wangu to beef up Brave Warriors squad
Bidvest Wits midfielder Wangu Gome this week joined the Brave Warriors training camp at the NFA Technical Centre in Windhoek, a great boost to the team’s preparations ahead of the June 2019 AFCON qualifiers and COSAFA Cup.
Gome has been frozen out at Wits by coach Gavin Hunt as the club gun for the ABSA Premiership title ,having made limited appearance for the club since joining in 2015 after his exploits at the COSAFA Cup.
Gome’s loan contract with Wits comes to an end at the end of the current football season and might be returning to Namibia or find another club overseas and Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti hails his presence.
“Wangu is one of the senior players in this team and his presence surely makes a difference. It is unfortunate that he has not played for a long time and hence I requested Gavin (Wits coach) to release home early to join the team and gel with the guys. We are in a very unnatural situation where many of our players have not played football but we have to work around that and the best out of the boys”, Mannetti said.
Mannetti will soon announce a squad of players to prepare for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau in June before the team heads to South Africa for the COSAFA Cup from 25 June. The local boys will then have to face off with Zimbabwe for the Africa Nations Champions qualifiers in July.
Gome has joined the Brave Warriors training which already consists of Lodyt Kazapua (African Stars) David Peterson (Tigers), Charles Uirab (Orlando Pirates), Edward Maova (Civics FC), Romario Ndjavera and Ferdinand Karongee (Tigers), Tiberius Lombard and Charles Hambira (both Tura Magic), Larry Horaeb (Black Africa), Riaan !Hanamub (Orlando Pirates), Edmund Kambanda (UNAM FC), Ronald Ketjijere and Katiti Hakuria ( both African Stars), Benyamin Nenkavu (Tigers), Oswaldo Xamseb (Tura Magic), Dynamo Fredericks (Black Africa), Pandeni Kandjabanga (Golden Bigs), Itamunua Keimuine (Tura Magic), Mapenzi Muwanei (Tigers), Muna Katupose and Immanuel Heita (Black Africa) and Sakaria Jonas (Tigers).