Bafana were not tough – Namibia’s Fredericks


Namibia vice-captain Dynamo Fredericks says it felt great to be back in action after an 18-month layoff.

Fredericks believes his men exceeded expectations in their 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana last Thursday in an international friendly at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

According to The Namibian Newspaper, the ‘Brave Warriors’ starting 11 against Bafana were a bunch of amateurs with no football minutes or income to their name for almost two years due to the ongoing standoff between the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the Namibia Premier League (NPL) with the exception of Virgil Vries, Ananias Gebhardt and Peter Shalulile, who all play in the DStv Premiership in South Africa.

Fredericks, who provided the assist for Namibia’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw said they made Bafana look average.

“They were not tough, we only lacked match fitness, otherwise we matched them,” Fredericks told The Namibian Sport.

Vitapi Ngaruka in action against SA. Picture: The Namibian Sport.

“It was amazing and felt really good to play again. Just being able to play again after such a long time, and managing a draw against Bafana, felt like a victory for us,” added Fredericks.

Namibia used the match as part of their preparations for the November’s back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mali.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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