The Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria says the stage is set and they will leave it all on the pitch in Wednesday at the National Stadium in Asmara when they take on host Eritrea in the 2022 Federation of International Football Federations (FIFA) World Cup qualifiers.
“The players are in high spirit and eager to go out tomorrow to represent our Country to the best of their ability”.
Samaria is also encouraged by the healthy competition in the team.
“Fighting for positions is extremely intense and with the quality Namibia possess we are spoiled for choices. All we need to do is to find the right balance with respect to the composition of the team.”
The coach adds that “Eritrea is a closed book but ranking will not play a role tomorrow because it all depends on the form on the day.”
Samaria reveals that Peter Shalulile will be the captain, deputised by Willy Stephanus.
The team only had two training session at the artificial turf of the National Stadium in Asmara, Eritrea and the match will take place tomorrow, 4 September 2019, with return match on 10 September 2019, Tuesday, at 19h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Here are the 23 players in Asmara: 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).