Namibia coach names provisional squad for Afcon qualifiers


Brave Warriors of Namibia coach Bobby Samaria has named a provisional 36-man squad for their two remaining 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Chad on 24 March and Guinea on 28 March 2021.

Namibia have to all but win these two games to entertain hopes of making it to the finals in Cameroon after losing the last two games back to back against Mali, 1-0 away, and then 2-1 at home in Group A in November 2020.

Mali are top of the group after four rounds with 10 points, Guinea on eight and Namibia on three, and Chad at the bottom on one. Namibia will host Guinea and visit Chad in the next and final round of matches.

Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Nyambe who missed the second match against Mali with an late injury before kickoff returns to the fold that includes three start from the national under 20 side the Young Warriors.

Midfielder Prince Tjiueza, striker Steven Damaseb and defender Amazing Penouua Kandjii are drafted into the team.

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile is expected to lead the line and bring his rich form to the fore as his country looks for goals to finish off well. Also making a retrun since the 2019 Afcon finals in Egypt is Manfred Starke.

The 2021 Afcon will be held in Cameroon between January and February 2022, postponed due to Covid-19, with 24 teams and will be the 33rd edition of the biennial finals.

GOALKEEPERS: Loyd Kazapua, Virgil Vries, Edward Maova, Ratanda Mbazuvara and Kamaijanda Ndisiro.

DEFENDERS: Tiberius Lombardt, Ryan Nyambe, Ananias Gebhardt, Immanuel Heita, Riaan Hanamub, Ivan Kamberipa, Emilio Martin, Amazing Kandjii, Vitapi Ngaruka, Aprocius Petrus, Denzel Haoseb and Charles Hambira.

MIDFIELDERS: Deon Hotto, Wangu Batista Gome, Dynamo Fredericks, Obrey Amseb, Wendel Rudath, Absalom Iimbondi, Marcel Papama, Prins Tjiueza, Willy Stephanus, Alfeus Handura, Wesley Katjiteo, Mafred Starke, and Steven Damaseb.

STRIKERS: Peter Shalulile, Derl Goagoseb, Elmo Kambindu, Isaskar Gurirab, Joslin Kamatuka and Salomon Omseb.

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By FARPost Reporter 


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