The Tafel Lager Brave Warriors takes the point earned from the one-all draw against Congo at Orlando Stadium in Soweto in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
” We fought hard against Congo. I’m satisified with a draw although we could have taken and targeted three points. We dropped two points, we had the game in sight. We now go to Togo and we believe we can get something from that game” , says Samaria.
Samaria takes the lessons learned against Congo and plan forward.
” The first game is always crucial and we take the lessons from this game and we take them forward. Togo will want a positive result and we are equally determined. It was the first match and anything can happen still in this group. We have to keep the momentum. Senegal can still lose and the grouping change”, explains Samaria.
On playing at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, coach Samaria says.
” The 12th men was not an issue here and most of the players play here and the pitch was top-notch and so we move and keep pushing to be the best and among the best”.
Namibia took the lead midway through the first half as Charles Hambira found the back of the net with a header.
Congo equalised on 57 minutes as a loose ball fell to substitute Guy Mbenza and his effort from an acute angle struck Hambira, the post and then Hambira again before going into the net.
The Namibians jetted out on a private charter to Congo on Friday morning and have a day and half to prepare for Togo on 05 September in Lome . The fast-tracked qualifiers due to Covid-19 will resume again in October as the Tafel Lager Brave Warriors visit group favorites Senegal, on 6 October and host them in Soweto on 10 October 2021.