Brave Warriors coach Bobby Samaria names his match-day squad to face Comoros Island on Sunday at the majestic Sam Nujoma Stadium in the second leg of the in the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Qualifiers.
Following the team’s impressive 2-0 win away from home last Friday, the Brave Warriors are one foot over the line and into the final round of the qualifiers to face either Mozambique or Madagascar and coach Bobby Samaria have one notable change to the squad that travelled to Moroni last week.
The Black Africa prolific striker McCartney Naweseb makes the final list with Young Brazilians’ Revered Matroos dropping out while number one goalkeper Ratanda Mbazuvara retains his position and a decision on his understudy will be made today between Charles Uirab of UNAM and Kamaijanda Ndisiro of Black Africa.
“Like I said before, the boys are pushing very hard and you could see in the goalkeeping department it’s not easy to get a number two at the moment. This country is pleased with very good goalkepers and the same goes for outfield players. We have so many but we can only chose a few. McCartney was out last week and he fought well to be back in and that gives me pleasure to have players are committed like that”, Samaria says.
Samaria also clarifies that players such as Petrus Shitembi and Virgil Vries have been training with the team as national team players while they sort out their professional contracts outside Namibia.
“ Remember we have AFCON and World Cup qualifiers later this year as well and if the players wants to train, we should accommodate them because they are the backbone of the national team and that does not mean they will feature for Chan until such time that they are registered locally”, explains Samaria.
Tickets for the much-anticipated return leg in Windhoek are selling on Computicket outlets for N$30 each in advance and N$50 at the gates. Tickets are also available at Football House in Katutura. The match will kickoff at 16h00.
The Brave Warriors for Comoros clash on Sunday: Ratanda Mbazuvara, Kamaijanda Ndisiro/ Charles Uirab, Ivan Kamberipa, Obrey Amseb, Marcel Papama and Gustav Isaak, Larry Horaeb and Junias Theophilus, Aprocious Petrus, Immanuel Heita, Dynamo Fredericks (Captain), Vitapi Ngaruka, Emilio Martin, Wendell Rudath, Llewelyn Stanley and Absalom Iimbondi, Gregory Aukumeb, Isaskar Gurirab, Elmo Kambindu and McCartney Naweseb.