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Namibia coach resigns

Mon, 10 June 2013 16:17
by Online Writer
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The President of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) John Muinjo has announced the resignation of the Brave Warriors’ head coach Roger Palmgren.


Namibia is due to play Nigeria in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday in Windhoek.


According to Muinjo, “The Swede tendered his resignation with immediate effect this weekend due to serious threats directed towards him and his family.”


Palmgren was appointed head coach of the Brave Warriors on 1 May 2013 and guided the team in an international friendly match against Zambia on 25 May 2013 before taking charge of the Brave Warriors 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Malawi on 5 June 2013, in Blantyre, Malawi.

Both matches ended in a draw.

The Villager understands that after the Malawi match, Palmgren did not return with the rest of the squad to Namibia. The squad jetted in Friday night only for the NFA to learn that the coach had vanished.

In a statement, the NFA announced that Ricardo Mannetti, assisted by Ronnie Kanalelo, will be in charge of the team’s match against Nigeria on 12 June 2013 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, in Windhoek.

“We call upon the nation to continue rallying behind the Brave Warriors in our quest for qualification to Brazil 2014.The NFA will pronounce in due course the way forward with regard to the Brave Warriors head coach position.”