Life Fighters’ Useb living the dream with Brave Warriors


Life Fighters midfielder Kleophas Desmond Useb is living the dream with his inclusion into the final 23 Brave Warriors to represent Namibia at the upcoming 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in Morocco where Namibia will play Ivory Coast, Uganda and Zambia in Group B.

The 23 years old midfielder who hails from Outjo in the Kunene Region I humbled by his inclusion in the national team and attributes it all to hard work and dedication.

“I joined Life Fighters this season after from Outjo’s Black Africa Warriors and here I am in the national team. I’m so happy and excited and looking forward to the challenge ahead. To make it this far is not easy and it gives me confidence that the technical team believes in me and I have to continue doing my best this time for my country when I get a chance to play at the CHAN”, the left winger Useb says.

“ Bester” as Useb is affectionately known, started off with Outjo’s darlings Golden Bees in 2006 and the joined Black Africa Warriors from 2009 to 2016 and this season joined Otjiwarongo’ s “ Kahirona”. He has played 14 games and scored half of his team’s goals, seven goals to guide his team to the 11th spot on the table.

“I was called up to the first training camp of 31 players and I just kept doing my thing and here I am in Tunis and going to Morocco with the team. It’s as a dream come true for me and what makes it extra special is that it happens in my first season in top flight football”, explains Useb.

And with Black Africa Immanuel Heita, who can play at left wing out of the tam with a knee injury, Useb will battle with Tigers’ Benyamin Nenkavu for a starting berth on the far side, or can be deployed somewhere else in attack by coach Ricardo Mannetti.

Useb will look to make an impact when the Brave Warriors take on Rwanda in a friendly on Saturday in Tunis before they depart for their base in Morocco in Marrakesh on 11 January. They face Ivory Coast on 14 January, Uganda on 18 January in Marrakech and finally play Zambia in Casablanca in the final group game on 22 January with the top two teams advancing to the quarterfinals.

Here is 23 Brave Warriors for the 2018 CHAN finals: Edward Maova, Charles Uirab, Lodyt Kazapua, Ferdinand Karongee, Tiberius Lombard, Charles Hambira, Edmund Kambanda, Dynamo Fredericks, Hendrick Somaeb, Petrus Shitembi, Benyamin Nenkavu, Ronald Ketjijere, Emilio Martin, Absalom Iimbondi, Roger Katjiteo, Kleopas Useb, Vitapi Ngaruka, Panduleni Nekundi, Junias Theophilus, Riaan Hanamub, Oswaldo Xamseb, Itamunua Keimuine and Himeezembi Hengombe.