The national soccer team; Brave Warriors will jet off to Germany early next month (5 May) for a 10-day marathon training session in their bid to qualify for the World Cup 2014, Namibia Football Association (NFA) has confirmed.
NFA team manager, Tim Isaacs confirmed the date to The Villager this week, adding that the team will train at the Sportschule Kaiserau in Westphalia.
Isaacs said the training is in preparation for Warriors’ engagement with Nigeria in Abuja in early June, followed by a home match against Kenya on June 8, before they host Nigeria for the return match on 15 June in Windhoek.
The team manager further confirmed that NFA and NamBrew are the main sponsors of the German camping stint. However, he could not divulge the amount involved.
“They will go (on 5 May for 10 days). But not everything has been finalised yet. We anticipate that the Warriors players plying their trade with foreign clubs will join us the weekend before departure,” he said.
Brave Warriors coach, Bernard Norii Kaanjuka said that the team members are not scared of any team, as in today’s football, there are no underdogs, “Even the mighty Nigeria can fall to Namibia. It’s about hard work and preparing for the events. Once a team is well prepared, it should go for a win.”
He added that the upcoming training camp will equip the Brave Warriors with the needed skills in their World Cup campaign, as it is critical for their campaign.
“We will be very busy playing all these teams within three weekends, so we won’t have time to practice,” he stated.
Brave Warriors squad: Arnold Subeb, Collin Ndjai, Willem Mwedihanga, Larry Horahebaoseb, Jamu Ngatjizeko, Steven Sabatha, Da Costa Angula, Denzil Haoseb, Jamu Ngatjizeko, Maekopi Okeri, Edmund Kambanda and Ananias Gebhard.
Others are Alpheus Handura, Willy Stephanus, Bradley Wermann, Eslin Kamuhanga, Pertus Shitembi, Ronald Ketjirere (Captain), Bryan Bantam, Sadney Urikhob, Benson Shilongo, Jerome Louis and Hendrik Somaeb.