First choice goalie likely to miss action in Geingob Cup on Saturday
Brave Warriors goalkeeper Edward Maova will not start in the 2017 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup against Zimbabwe on Saturday 11 November at the Sam Nujoma Stadium due to an injury and according to the NFA website.
Brave Warriors coach, Ricardo Mannetti said that Civics goalkeeper, Maova who has taken over the number one spot in the last four internationals will start from the bench on Saturday due to an aggravated shoulder injury and Panduleni Nekundi is also a doubtful starter for the match.
“Maova done more damage to his injury and will start on the bench on Saturday. Lodyt Kazapua will now start in goal against Zimbabwe and as for Panduleni, he is nursing a groin injury and we still have to assess him and see how best to go about it. They are players we need and we will make the best of what we can get from them. Otherwise other players then step up as the same for Lodyt to start the game,” he added.
African Stars’ Kazapua was the number one before he got injured against Zimbabwe in the CHAN qualifiers in July.
The 2017 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup takes centre stage with festivities start at 10h00 all the way into the early Saturday evening.
Tickets bought beforehand are N$20 each from Web-tickets Namibia at all Pick n Pay’s country wide and Football House in Katutura, while limited tickets would be sold at the gates for N$40.
A moment of silence will be observed in memory of the late Robbie Savage with football legends to present the President with a signed autographed jersey of the Brave Warriors bearing the late Savage’s photo. Congo Hindjou and Lollo Goraseb will have the honour of walking onto the pitch with the new and beautiful Dr. Hage Geingob Cup trophy.
It will be the third time that the two countries meet in a space of five months, having already met in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers were Namibia won 1-0 at home and lost 1-0 away only to eventually win 4-5 on penalties and advance at the expense of the more active local-based Zimbabweans in July.