Archive - Feb 8, 2010
Fifty local based players have been called up for a training camp in preparation for Namibia’s African Championship (CHAN) qualifying matches at home and away against the Seychelles in March.
The CHAN competition was first introduced in 2008 and is limited to local-based players on the African continent. Namibia failed to reach the finals after it lost on aggregate home and away to Zimbabwe in the qualifying stages. The DR Congo went on to win the inaugural title in March 2009 when it beat Ghana 2-0 in the finals in the Ivory Coast.
Brave Warriors coach Tom Saintfiet has called up five new players to his 25-man squad in preparation for the friendly international match against South Africa in Durban on March 3.
African Stars goalkeeper Max Mbaeva makes a return to the squad after an absence of more than a year, after being dropped due to disciplinary reasons.
Blue Waters defender Gotlieb Nakuta has been recalled after an absence of more than a year, as has former Brave Warriors captain and central defender Michael Pienaar, who plays for South African first division club Carrara Kicks.