Brave Warriors visits Swaziland for a friendly

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Swaziland will celebrate 50 years of independence this coming weekend and to make the event more memorable the country has requested the Brave Warriors travels to Manzini for a friendly match against their national team on Thursday, 19 April.

At a press briefing earlier today at the Football House, Brave Warriors Head Coach, Ricardo Mannetti congratulated African Stars for winning the 2017/2018 MTC Premiership before announcing his training squad. The squad consists of twenty seven (27) players of which twenty (20) will travel to Swaziland on Wednesday morning.

“Black Africa players will not be considered in the squad as the club wrote us a letter last week, asking us not to use their players, the club will use its players to prepare for the Debmarine Cup this coming weekend. Taking in account that the Debmarine is on this weekend, I kept certain clubs numbers lower and the clubs that are not participating in the Debmarine will have higher numbers like Tigers for instances, who will have seven (7) players called as well as Young African with four players called up.” Mannetti said.

The coach also added that this is an experimental squad but we still have the core of the team and we still have a job to do against Swaziland. “We knocked Swaziland out of the COSAFA Cup last year and they won’t take it lightly on us”.

The team will fly out on Wednesday morning, match will be played on Thursday and the players will be back on Friday just in time to participate in the Round of 16 of the Debmarine Cup for their respective clubs.

The list of players of the training squad:

Ratanda Mbazuvara ( African Stars),Immanuel Immanuel( Tigers) Edward Maova (Civics),Ferdinand Karongee, Kennedy Amutenya,Rehabeam Mbango, ( Tigers) ,Tjinotjiua Tjiuana Tja ( African Stars, Donovan Kanjaa(Young African) Kennedy Eib (Mighty Gunners) Kleophas Useb (Life Fighters), Riaan Hanamub ( Orlando Pirates), Charles Hambira, Petrus Shitembi (Tura Magic) Ronald Ketjijere (African Stars) Gustav Isaak( Tigers) Himeezembi Hengombe, Elvis Patire, Ikuatera Hoveka( Young African)Marcel Papama (UNAM ) Absalom Iimbondi, Mapenzi Muwanei ( Tigers) Willem Pinehas,Josef Nghifindwako (Eleven Arrows)Vernon Klaazen (Mighty Gunners) Panduleni Nekundi (African Stars) Marius Hashipala (Blue Waters) Itamunua Keimuine(Tura Magic)