Young Warriors host Botswana on Sunday

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The Young Warriors are set to play Botswana in the capital this coming Sunday for their second leg round for the 2019 CAF Under-20 AFCON qualifiers and after their first match ended goalless two weeks ago in Gaborone, the team is expected to outperform themselves if they wish to proceed to the next stage of the competition.

Young Warriors coach Gerald Guther says: “After a goal less match in Gaborone, we came back to the drawing board to see what we can improve on. The boys did quite well and there were a few things we needed to work on especially being able to score goals and I think the preparation from the past weeks has enabled us to do just that. Botswana won’t be an easy team but I think the boys are ready; the couple of days left will be used to learn how to perfect scoring penalties in case we come to that during the match.”

He further adds that the inclusion of twelve youth players in the previous Brave Warriors squad boosted the performance of most of the players because most of the players if not all of them looked up to the likes of Ronald Ketjijere and playing alongside him was a dream come true to this boys.

The match will be played on Sunday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium with kick-off set for 15h00 with free entrance and the public is urged to come in numbers to support the boys.

The winner of the Namibia/Botswana tie will proceed to the second round to face Congo in May with the winner of that meeting advancing to the third and final round of the qualifiers were Senegal or Egypt waits in July.

The final tournament will be hosted by Niger in 2019 with the four semi-finalists qualifying for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup, whose host will be announced next month.