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Kenyan coach Francis Kimanzi said he expected a tough match when they take on Namibia in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Windhoek on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking to Namibia Sport at their training session on Friday, Kimanzi said both teams had a lot to prove, but he was hopeful that Kenya could get a good result.
“We have equal expectations as Namibia. It’s a World Cup qualifier and I think it will be a tough match,” he said.
The Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League will conclude its first round for the Men’s League in Windhoek at the DTS Hall on Saturday, 9 June.
This weekend’s games are not to be missed as the league’s two most popular teams will meet for the first time since the beginning of the season.
The defending champions Unam will have their work cut out against NDF who are still unbeaten this season and leading the log.
Unam, on the other hand, have already lost to SKW and are currently third on the log.
Former Brave Warriors midfielder Johannes Congo Hindjou reckons Namibia will be successful in their 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Kenya on Saturday.
Hindjou revealed this after seeing off the morning training session for the Warriors on Thursday ahead of their crucial Group F encounter against Kenya on Saturday at the Windhoek Independence Stadium.
Hindjou, who attended the Brave Warriors‘ training session on Thursday morning, said a victory against Kenya would make the road to Brazil very interesting.
The stage is set for an explosive Boxing Bonanza on Friday night when Immanuel Naidjala will defend his WBO Interim African bantamweight title against Emilio Norfat of Kenya in the main bout.
There will also be a Namibian title fight with Sacky Shikukutu and Tommy Hango fighting it out for the vacant national welterweight title fight while there will be a further eight fights on the under card, featuring several Zimbabwean fighters.
Norfat was not present at the weigh in on Thursday morning but Namibian promoter Nestor Tobias said that he would arrive later on Thursday.
Brave Warriors first-choice goalkeeper Virgil Vries believes the team’s defence will be the difference as Namibia take on Kenya in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier at the Independent Stadium on Saturday.
Vries, who plays for Carara Kicks in South Africa, made a welcome return for Namibia against Nigeria on Sunday and brought off some fine saves in their 1-0 defeat. He said their compact defence was the main reason for their impressive performance.
The Namibian cricket selectors have named a 15-man team for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup which takes place in Australia from August 11 to 25, 2012.
The squad was selected following a competitive series of trials, and coach Doug Watson said he was happy with the players at his disposal.
“It’s an exciting squad, and one that was selected with one objective in mind, qualifying for the Super Eights. We have guys that can play different roles for us and that will be crucial at certain times,” he said.
The nation’s support on Saturday against Kenya will be enough motivation for the Brave Warriors to win their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier, coach Bernard Kaanjuka said on Wednesday.
Speaking at the team’s first training session since returning from Nigeria where they lost 1-0 on Sunday, Kaanjuka said he hoped that Namibians will come out in large numbers to the Windhoek Independence Stadium which has a capacity of 20 000 people.
Namibia was one of the biggest losers on the latest FIFA rankings which were released on Wednesday, dropping 14 places down to 134 in the world.
In the period under review, Namibia played to a goalless draw against Mozambique in a friendly match on May 26 and then lost 1-0 to Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier last Sunday.
Namibia and Rwanda, who also dropped 14 places, were the biggest losers in Africa, while only Israel and Liechtenstein dropped more places in the world over the past month.
Namibia has now also dropped down to 41 in Africa and seventh in the SADC region.
The Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League 2012 continued last weekend on Saturday in Windhoek and in Grootfontein, with some strong performances between the competing teams.
In the Men’s League in Windhoek, DTS lost the first set against Rehoboth Volleyball Club (RHVC) in the first match of the day, but made a strong comeback to win the second and third sets, finally winning the match 3 – 1.
Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC) and SKW battled it out in the second match with players such as Jason Nangolo and Joseph Amakali of KNVC giving SKW a tough time.
Namibian referees, Rainhold Shikongo, David Shaanika, Hendrick Swartbooi and Helmut Andreas, will on Friday leave for Lesotho for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier match.
The referees will be in charge of Lesotho’s home match against Sudan in Maseru on Sunday, 10 June.
Lesotho last weekend lost 7-0 against Ghana, while Sudan are coming off a comprehensive 2-0 win over African champions Zambia in Khartoum in Group D.
The defeat at the hands of the Black Stars was the worst for Lesotho in over 20 years and equals the 7-0 loss suffered at the hands of the then Zaire in 1993.