Shitembi to lead Warriors

29 October 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa


Brave Warriors attacking midfielder Petrus Shitembi will captain the team in its Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers next month.

Interim coach Bobby Samaria yesterday called up a strong 40-man preliminary squad to face Mali.

Commencing with training on 2 November, the team’s the international players are expected to join camp on 10 November.

Namibia will first play Mali away on 13 November before they host the West Africans on 17 November at the Sam Nujoma Stadium behind closed doors.

Third spot

Namibia are in a group with Mali, Guinea and Chad as the nations vie for a spot at Africa’s next football showpiece.

The Brave Warriors are currently in third after beating Chad 1-0 and losing 2-0 to Guinea.

Guinea tops group A with four points, followed by Mali (also on four), while Chad are at the bottom of the table, having failed to collect a single point in the two matches they have played so far.

Full squad:


Lloydt Kazapua

Virgil Vries

Edward Maova

Ratanda Mbazuvara

Jonas Mateus


Teberius Lombardt

Ryan Nyambe

Ananias Gebhardt

Riaan Hanamub

Ivan Kamberipa

Martin Emilio

Vitapi Ngaruka

Larry Horaeb

Approcius Petrus

Gregory Aukumeb

Erasmus Ikeinge

Rehabeam Mbango

Brendon Neibeb

Kleophas Nuukushu

Denzil Hoaseb


Petrus Shitembi

Deon Hotto

Batista Wangu Gome

Dynamo Fredricks

Immanuel Heita

Obrey Amseb

Wendell Rudath

Gustav Isaack

Lewellyn Stanley

Absalom Iimbondi

Marcel Papama

Willy Stephanus

Alfeus Handura

Wesley Katjiteo


Peter Shalulile

Benson Shilongo

Elmo Kambindu

Hendrik Somaeb

Panduleni Nekundi

Salomon Omseb