Select Page

Brave Warriors commence with training ahead of 2020 African Nations Championship qualifiers

Brave Warriors commence with training ahead of 2020 African Nations Championship qualifiers

Thirty-one players were called for camp ahead of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers starting with Comoros Island on 26 July with the reverse fixture slated for 2 August.

FIFA Normalization Committee this week confirmed that Bobby Samaria has been roped in to take charge of the Brave Warriors as interim coach and training commenced Tuesday in Windhoek.

“We have got a coach for the CHAN team and we believe Bobby has the right mentality and enthusiasm to lead the team at this juncture. We were never going to pull out these important qualifiers and the team starts training on Tuesday,” FIFA Normalization Committee Hilda Basson-Namundjebo said.

The 31 players selected are as follows: Larry Horaeb, Charles Hambira and Junias Theophilus ( Tura Magic), Aprocious Petrus (Eleven Arrows), Kennedy Eib ( Touch & Go), Mata Mbemutjiua (Young African), Jonas Mathias ( Citizens), Edmund Kambanda and Charles Uirab (UNAM), Ratanda Mbazuvara, Treasure Kauapirura, Ivan Kamberipa, Obrey Amseb, Marcel Papama and Gustav Isaak ( African Stars), Immanuel Heita, Dynamo Fredericks, Wesley Katjiteo, Vitapi Ngaruka, Emilio Martin, McCartney Naweseb, Wendell Rudath ( Black Africa), Mapenzi Muwanei, Llewelyn Stanley and Absalom Iimbondi (Tigers), Gregory Auchumeb (Blue Waters),Isaskar Gurirab (Life Fighters), Elmo Kambindu, Olsen Ameb and Bernard Horaseb( Mighty Gunners), Panduleni Nekundi (Unattached), Revered Matroos (Young Brazilians).

Meanwhile Samaria said they only have this week to prepare before they leave for Comoros.

“I must emphasized that we are pressed for time but that should not be an excuse because the players are footballers and this types of situation are common to them and to me as a coach as well,” Samaria added.

Caption: Brave Warriors interim head coach Bobby Samaria and his Assistant Coach, Woody Jacobs were caught on camera during the Braves Warriors first training session Tuesday. (Photo by NFA).


About The Author

Sport Contributor

The Economist does not have a dedicated sport reporter. This designation is used for several contributors who want their sport stories in the Economist. Experience has taught us that companies usually want their sport sponsorships published prominently, being the reason for a sports category. It now also carries general sport items but only those with direct Namibian relevance. - Ed.