Following their opening 1-0 last minute defeat to Morocco on Sunday night, the Brave Warriors are looking forward to the next match on Friday against South Africa and plans to make amends.
Defender Ryan Nyambe says the defeat was unfortunate as it was not from playing badly but just a moment of luck for Morrocco.
” We were not over played by Morocco, we played well and unfortunately they got that goal. We can take some positives from that game and look forward to the match against South Africa”, Nyambe states.
Manfred Starke labelled the defeat ” unnecessary” as they were set for a draw against one of the powerhouses of African football.
” We showed we can play against the big boys and against South Africa it will be a Derby and we will try to get a win”, Starke says.
Absalom Iimbondi states that they will do better in the next match and banish the defeat to Morrocco.
” We will bounce back and do our best. We will surprise you. The game against Morrocco was 50/50 but we lost and life goes on we have two more games to play”.
Larry Horaeb who kept Ajax Amsterdam attacker Ziyech quiet until he delivered that freekick that let to Itamunua Keimuine’s own goal on 89 minutes, is also focused.
” We will try to make our fans and family happy. We tried our best and we lost it at the end. We can play and we will play for sure”.
Group D action continued on Monday as South Africa and Ivory Coast clash while the next matches will be on Friday as Namibia takes on their neighbors at 22h00, South Africa and Morocco meet Ivory Coast.