Shitembi to lead Warriors
29 October 2020 | Sports
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.
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.
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