‘We have to make a statement in Cosafa Cup’

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Brave Warriors of Namibia coach Bobby Samaria is confident that his troops will put up a good fight when they face Senegal on Thursday in their Cosafa Championship opener.

Samaria on Sunday afternoon named his final squad for the tournament set to take place in Gqeberha, South Africa from 6-18 July.

Orlando Pirates star Deon Hotto and Baroka Ananias Gebhardt were included in the team, while Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile didn’t make it due to injury.

Namibia are in Group C and starts against Senegal on 8 July before facing Zimbabwe on 11 July and finish off the group stage on 14 July against Mozambique.

There are three groups and only group winners and a best runner-up will advance to the semifinals.

“We have to make statement against Senegal in the opening game,” said Samaria.

“I told the boys to visualize victory and work towards that, we can get it right, it will be eleven against eleven and anything is possible.”

The final Namibia squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS

Loydt Kazapua, Kamaijanda Ndisiro.

DEFENDERS

Kennedy Amutenya, Larry Horaeb, Ananias Gebhardt, Immanuel Heita, Denzil Haoseb, Ivan Kamberipa, Emilio Martin, Aprocius Petrus, Charles Hambira

MIDFIELDERS

Dynamo Fredericks, Ambrosius Amseb, Wendel Rudath, Absalom Iimbondi, Marcel Papama, Prins Tjiueza, Willy Stephanus, Alfeus Handura, Wesley Katjiteo, Deon Hotto.

STRIKERS

Elmo Kambindu, Joslin Kamatuka, Isaskar Gurirab, Junias Theophilus and Salomon Omseb.

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By FARPost Reporter