Mannetti drops three from Warriors camp


With the third week of training set for Tuesday morning at Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre in Windhoek, Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has dropped three players from his 25-men training squad.

Mannetti revealed the reduction in the training squad on Easter Monday with Young Brazilian FC player Wayne Esterhuisen, Vincent Namiseb of Flamingoes and NAMPOL’s Johannes Shiwedha facing the chop from the camp.

The Warriors technical team is overseeing training for the invited players for the month of April before Mannetti announces a squad of players to prepare for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau in June before the team heads to South Africa for the COSAFA Cup from 25 June. The local boys will then have to face off with Zimbabwe for the Africa Nations Champions qualifiers in July. Namibia will face Zambia, Mozambique and Bissau in Group K of the qualifiers for AFCON 2019.

“We are getting to where we want to be in terms of the squad depth but again, this can change depending on injuries, new players at the Debmarine Namibia Cup and of course with the start of the Premier league later in May. We also have the foreign based players to consider as well”, Mannetti explains his training squad reduction for week three.

Here is the 22 men squad: Lodyt Kazapua (African Stars) David Peterson (Tigers), Charles Uirab (Orlando Pirates), Edward Maova (Civics FC), Romario Ndjavera and Ferdinand Karongee (Tigers), Tiberius Lombard and Charles Hambira (both Tura Magic), Larry Horaeb (Black Africa), Riaan !Hanamub (Orlando Pirates), Edmund Kambanda (UNAM FC), Ronald Ketjijere and Katiti Hakuria ( both African Stars), Benyamin Nenkavu (Tigers), Oswaldo Xamseb (Tura Magic), Dynamo Fredericks (Black Africa), Pandeni Kandjabanga (Golden Bigs), Itamunua Keimuine (Tura Magic), Mapenzi Muwanei (Tigers), Muna Katupose and Immanuel Heita (Black Africa) and Sakaria Jonas (Tigers).