Dream Team prepares for Angola in AFCON Qualifiers

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Namibian football 2020 Olympics Dream lies with the national under-23s side who have been in camp preparing for their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) U23s Qualifiers match against Angola in November.

Namibia will visit Angola on 16 November before hosting them on 20 November, 19h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the first round of the qualifiers and Brave Warriors Assistant coach Ronnie Kanalelo is tasked with guising the side past the Angolans.

“We currently have 34 players in camp, Petrus Kamati and Hubert Mingeri are busy exams and will be joining camp on Friday, whereas Davids Moegamat Yasseen is on trials in the UK, and is expected to join the rest by latest, Monday” says Team Manager Erastus Someno.

Someno adds that the fitness of the boys is gradually improving, and that he is especially pleased with having different objectives for each training session.
“We have been working on passing drills and endurance these past two weeks, and we now look forward to polishing game situations and patterns, before facing Angola.”
The winner of the Angola vs Namibia will face South Africa in the Second Round and in the Third Round; they await the winner of Zimbabwe against either Eswatini vs Mozambique for a place at Egypt 2019.

The training squad consists of 37 players and the list will be trimmed down to 25 players by Friday 26 October, with 20 players guaranteed to travel, while the five will be shortlisted. The technical team consists of Head Coach, Ronnie Kanalelo, First Assistant Coach Quentin Visagie, and Second Assistant Coach Collin Benjamin.

Namibia has to start that Olympics dream by negotiating past the continental hopefuls with seven spots available for the eight-team tournament to be held in Egypt (AFCON U-23s) between 8-22 by November 2019. The tournament in Egypt in 2019 will see the top three teams qualifying automatically for the 2020 Olympics Games. The fourth-place finisher plays in a play-off against a team from the Asian Football Confederation. Nigeria are the defending champions.

Players in camp: Kauua Wisely ,Tsandib Baloyi Macaulay, Kamati Petrus Ndilinaye, Petrus Aprocius Megameno, Abel Paulus Amenenge, Kambato Uetuuru, Nauseb Giovanni Berline Tani-Tani, Davids Moegamat Yasseen, Shikongo Israel Lihongeni, Mingeri Hubert Victory, Kasume Romeo Ngajozikue, Kham Anthony Immawina, Hawiseb Romario, Haukongo Lubeni Pombili, Spiegel Calvin Ronaldo Reward, Festus Rivaldo Sergio, /Eib Kennedy, #Neibeb Brandon, Paulino Bonifatius Kantori Jombie, Katjivena Hiha, Tjimune Uzuva-Vipua, Mungendje Enzo Mutambande, Maharero Jandjamuje, Leonard Tuhafeni Khitago Ndaheke, Willemse Reginald Clive JR, Kufanga Evans Tilimalo, Kotungondo Bredon Bruzaine, Paulino Bonifatius Kantori Jombie, Tjikundi Venovineya Viseuako, Kasetura Mervin, Kamuserandu Micheal, Boois Givone Lolido, Laksmann Rivaldo Richard Christo, Kotjipati Paul Vetarera, Hangula Linus Tangeni ,Nampolo Peter Katana, Naweseb McCartney Tevin.