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Sunday 18 August 2019
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Brave Warriors at CHAN qualifiers

The Brave Warriors arrived in Moroni, Comoros Island on Tuesday in preparation for their clash against the host country, in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.
“We arrived safely via three countries SA, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
As expected, we were tired arriving yesterday around 15:00 so we just rested on the day of arrival.
We had a run-out session early morning around 07:00 and we are slowly adjusting to this tropical weather.
This (Wednesday) afternoon we will have our first proper training session at the match venue and yes we are still confident that indeed we have what it takes to get the job done”, coach Bobby Samaria said.
Samaria said the team had acclimatised to the humid weather on the island and are resting to go up against a home-side that will be hard to crack.
”The weary legs due to the long distance travelled is now a thing of the past. We expect a very tough, physical and intimidating approach from Comoros,” Samaria states.
He adds that his side is prepared and plans to leave no stone unturned this afternoon.
“We are mentally and physically prepared for the match.
The harmony in the group is top notch and we believe that we can get a favourable result tomorrow”, coach Samaria states.
UNAM goalkeeper Charles Uirab was replaced by Calvin Spiegel of Okahandja United just before departure.
The Brave Warriors and Comoros will again meet on the 4th of August in Windhoek for the second leg and the overall winner will clash against the winner of the Madagascar versus Mozambique match, in the third round of the qualifier round of games.
Namibia face Comoros today at 14:00, while Botswana and Zambia go head to head at 19:00.
Tomorrow at 15:00, Burundi and South Sudan will fight it out followed by the bout between Somalia and Uganda at 17:00.
The Namibian team consists of: Ratanda Mbazuvara, Calvin Spiegel, Ivan Kamberipa, Obrey Amseb, Marcel Papama and Gustav Isaak, Larry Horaeb and Junias Theophilus, Aprocious Petrus, Immanuel Heita, Dynamo Fredericks, Vitapi Ngaruka, Emilio Martin, Wendell Rudath, Llewelyn Stanley and Absalom Iimbondi, Gregory Auchumeb, Isaskar Gurirab, Elmo Kambindu and Revered Matroos.




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