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Friday 18 January 2019
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Combine speed with defensive tactics, Mbidi tells Brave Warriors

The Brave Warriors will have to combine the tactical plan from the three games coupled with speed to beat Morocco when the two sides meet in the tomorrow’s quarterfinal clash in Casablanca at the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals.
This is the advise given to the team by Namibia Football Associations (NFA) President Frans Mbidi, who is in Morocco to support the team.
Mbidi reckons the host will be under pressure and the Brave Warriors will need to play smart on the day to emerge victorious. “We have nothing to lose on Saturday.

 

The boys have outdone themselves and now we must go out there and enjoy our game. We must use our tactics from the first three games in order to reach the next stage.
He adds that Morocco’s strength lies in their wing play and the Brave Warriors need to be smart enough to defend the flanks.
“North African sides play with wing strength but we have  capable players to deal with that threat. The players must ignore the crowd and concentrate on playing the game and apply the tactics to the core,” explains the NFA President.
Mbidi is not surprised by the team’s run at the 2018 CHAN finals, he attributes it to a good pool of local players and good preparation.

 

“We tend to have our players at home and that makes our local league a little bit better. Other countries are doing so bad because they export most of their players to other African countries and Europe.
Even the average ones go and play in lower leagues abroad, this weakens most of the domestic African football leagues.
So this is a chance to go all the way – I was never surprised that we are in the quarterfinals,” he stated.




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