Make or break for Warriors-Ketjijere


Brave Warriors skipper Ronald Stigga Ketjijere says Sunday night opener against Ivory Coast at 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Marrakesh will be make or break for the team given what they have went through to get to Morocco.

Ketjijere who is expected to lead the team in their first CHAN finals match against ivory Coast at the Grand Stade Marrakesh indicates that all the preparations are done and it was about the real deal as they take to the field tonight.

“ We have come a long way and the boys are very motivated to leave a mark on this competition. All this time, we have prepared and prepared after the tough qualifiers and now we have to deliver on the biggest stage yet for us in this crop of the national team. Some of us have the experience but not at this stage and I yes maybe we will get some nerves but it’s all about the game and about our first game at CHAN and we need to come to the party and be counted”, Ketjijere states.

The captain says taking on the giants of continental football in Ivory Coast is challenge they are ready to face.

“ Giants have fallen before and we are the Brave Warriors and we believe in our own talents and style and tonight we come out to play and try to get a good result and set a mark for our tournament and see how far we can go. We have our fate in our hands and we try to preserve that as far as this competition is concerned”, Ketjijere says.

After the Sunday clash at 18h30 Namibian time, the Brave Warriors will set eyes on their next group B fixture against 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.