Coach Collin Benjamin, after an intense 3-day assessment training camp in Windhoek, has finalized Namibia’s Tafel Lager Brave Warriors squad, trimming it to 28 players set to embark on an official rigorous training camp in Ghana.
The assessment camp aimed to prepare the team for the upcoming AFCON 2024 tournament in Ivory Coast.
Scheduled to commence on 14th January, the AFCON tournament will witness Namibia’s debut match on 16th January against Tunisia in Group E, which also includes South Africa and Mali.
“The past two days have given us a clear picture of our talent pool, enabling us to streamline the team down to 28 players,” Coach Benjamin affirmed, emphasizing the importance of assessing players’ physical and conditioning levels post the Premiership’s first half.
The squad’s composition includes a mix of seasoned veterans and promising talents across different positions.
Goalkeepers: Loydt Kazapua, Kamaijanda Ndisiro, Edward Maova
Defenders: Ananias Gebhardt, Erasmus Ikeinge, Kennedy Amutenya, Denzil Haoseb, Charles Hambira, Aprocious Petrus, Ryan Nyambe, Ivan Kamberipa, Lubeni Haukongo, Riaan Hanamub
Midfielders: Ngero Katua, Prins Tjiuza, Uetuuru Kambato, Petrus Shitembi, Romeo Kasume, Marcell Papama, Wendell Rudath, Joslin Kamatuka
Forwards: Absalom Iimbondi, Erastus Kulula, Edmar Kamatuka, Peter Shalulile, Bethuel Muzeu, Junior Petrus, Deon Hotto
With the departure date set for 27th December 2023, the team gears up for a high intensity training camp in Ghana ahead of the final squad selection of 23 players in January, just before departing for the tournament in Ivory Coast, where the Braves strive to make their mark on the prestigious AFCON stage.