The Young Warriors of Namibia are at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations on merit and intend to drive that point home, head coach James Britz says following Monday’s 1-1 draw with Central African Republic (CAR).
Admittedly, CAR are no powerhouse, but it should not take away from Namibia’s dominant display. In the end, they had to come from behind to earn a point from a match they should have won, Britz concedes.
Britz is positive that Namibia will bounce back from their two points dropped and will continue with the exciting attacking when they face Tunisia and Burkina Faso in the next Group B games at the 2021 U20 Afcon.
“We need about five points to make it through and we will have the same approach against Tunisia in our next game. We came here to leave a mark and we are noticed. We got a lot of compliments and we remain grounded and focused on doing well”, says Britz.
On the CAR draw, the coach explains that they controlled the match so well and changed things around when they dropped their guard.
“We never created so many chances in a game and we had clear chances that we failed to score. We allowed them back into the game and they scored. We played long balls which was not our game but we regrouped and managed a draw”.
The coach states they the boys will continue to grow with every game they play.
“Other countries are talking about us and we will face Tunisia and Burkina Faso with the same approach, motivate the boys and they can surprise us.”
Namibia will now take on Tunisia on 18 February before concluding off their Group B action against Burkina Faso on 21 February.
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By FARPost Reporter