The Brave Warriors arrive in Windhoek

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The Brave Warriors arrived to a packed reception Hosea Kutako International Airport this morning, with supporters waiting to flash their cameras as they pose with the stars and congratulate them for their great display of football during their games in Morocco.

After defeating Ivory Coast 1-0 and moving on to beat Uganda in the same fashion in their first two fixtures of Group “B”, the Warriors held Zambia to a 1-1 draw, advancing to the quarter-finals as the runner ups from the group. They proceeded to face Morocco in the quarterfinal and lost 2-0 on Saturday.

Welcoming the team, Deputy Minister of sports Agnes Tjongarero expressed her gratitude towards the whole Brave Warriors team, saying that being able to make it to a tournament of such magnitude with the absence of the league seemed worrisome however, she was pleased with the way they represented the country, especially during their match with the host, Morocco.

“We all know facing the host is never easy, but I am proud of the way you played. You gave all you could and we beat all of them along the way.” a pleased Tjongarero said.

A dumbfounded Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti was overwhelmed at the sight of the supporters as he says he did not expect to find so many .He said the Warriors are history makers who never cease to amaze him through hard work and constant improvement.

He further added that the effort put in is always reciprocated with good results thus thanking the supporters for their constant prayer alongside the player’s hard work. Nothing comes easy, there are always sacrifices to be made and I am so proud of them.

Captain Ronald Ketjijere thanked the supporters for believing in them, for the constant messages they received throughout the tournament saying that despite being drawn in a tough group with African football giants, they kept their heads high and fought till the end.