Relax guys I will take you home- Katupose

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Muna Katupose has engraved his name in Namibian football folklore with another historic performance as he fired Namibia to a 2-0 victory over Comoros and a place at the 2018 African Nations Championship finals.

Narrating his “best day of 2017” thus far, striker Muna Katupose describes the moment he rose from the bench on Sunday to score two headed goals and seal Namibia’s qualification with a 2-0 victory and 2-1 on aggregate against a dejected Comoros and in front of an appreciative and jubilant Namibians packed into the Sam Nujoma Stadium, as incredible.

“In the first half, we created chances and I told myself I could have scored that and that. It was so important we win on the day and I felt so confident that if I play I can score, given the amount of chances”, Katupose says.

He explains that at halftime coach Ricardo Mannetti told him to get ready and get onto the pitch and take us to Kenya and he told the dressing room that “ Guys relax I will take you home”.

“As I stood there to come on, I was looked around and my adrenaline got going up and up and I was pumped up so ideally. Just the way I wanted it to be. I knew where to be and when the ball came I went for it and I didn’t know which side to run to but I ended up somewhere. What matters is that I scored and have now scored in two separate qualification final games and that record will stand for me for a long time. I feel honored” says Katupose who also scored the winner in Ethiopia in 2007 to book Namibia second African Cup of Nations apprearance in 2008.

The 29 year old Katupose reveals it was easy for him because of his striking partner Hendrick Somaeb.

“ Ballack (Somaeb) goes to collect and feeds me and I hold up the ball and then anything can happen. I could have scored more but for me he’s a good partner upfront, the combinations were brilliant and when he went to the byline I knew the ball was coming in and I headed home again for the second goal”, Katupose states.

Katupose, who is playing on joining UNAM FC in the Namibia Premier league as he continues to work on his match fitness ahead of the final team selection to compete at the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) local-based players’ competition, the African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be played in Kenya from 11 January to 02 February.