The Brave Warriors to face Eritrea in the 2022 Federation of International Football Federations (FIFA) World Cup qualifiers first leg away on 4 September are named and coach Bobby Samaria says they have a lot to prove .
Interim Brave Warriors coach Bobby Samaria on Friday morning released his final 23 men squad to travel to Asmar, Eritrea on Sunday and states that the team selection was not easy given the absence of some players, but believe the ones in will make it count.
” It was not easy to select this team. We have played missing with injuries and some on trials across the world. Petrus Shitembi is in Germany and Densil Haoseb in Morocco for trials and hence unavailable for the game. But Namibia is blessed with talent and now the players in have to step up and deliver”.
The coach adds that the final 23 are aware of the challenge ahead and he strongly believe they can do the job.
” Surely I believe in these guys to go and do the job and see how far we can go in this qualifiers. Some players are unattached and this also gives them the platform to raise their hands and maybe get noticed for their immense talent”, Samaria states.
The team departs on 1 September to Asmara, Eritrea and the match will take place on 4 September 2019, with return match on 10 September 2019, Tuesday, at 19h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Here are the 23 players: Virgil Vries (Unattached), Loydt Kazapua (Baroka FC, SA), Larry Horaeb ( Tura Magic), Aprocious Petrus (Eleven Arrows), Ratanda Mbazuvara, Ivan Kamberipa, Obrey Amseb, Marcel Papama (all African Stars), Dynamo Fredericks, Vitapi Ngaruka, Immanuel Heita, Wendell Rudath ( all Black Africa), Llewelyn Stanley ( Tigers), Elmo Kambindu (Mighty Gunners), Gregory Aukumeb (Blue Waters), Willy Stephanus ( Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Peter Shalulile ( Highlands Park, SA) Chris Katjiukua ( Black Leopards, SA), Benson Shilongo ( Ismaily, Egypt), Hendrik Somaeb (Unattached), Deon Hotto (Bidvest Wits, SA) , Joslin Kamatuka, and Teberius Lombard (Zanaco, Zambia).