Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka has named a 19-man squad to take on Liberia in an Afcon 2013 qualifier on February 29.
The majority of the squad consists of local based players that Kaanjuka has used in recent friendly matches, while only four foreign based players have been called up.
They are Orlando Pirates midfielder Rudolf Bester, Amazulu striker Tangeni Shipahu, Jomo Cosmos midfielder Lazarus Kaimbi and African Warriors goalkeeper Ephraim Tjihonge.
Kaanjuka told Namibia Sport he had confidence in the local based players and aimed to build the national team around them.
“I am happy with the progress that they are making and I’m trying to build the national team around them,” he said.
Namibia’s local based players impressed when they beat Mozambique 3-0 last Thursday and Kaanjuka said he was optimistic of a good result against Liberia.
“We wont get carried away, but I think we can come back with a good result from Liberia,” he said.
The Namibian squad is as follows:
Arnold Subeb, Ephraim Tjihonge.
Da Costa Angula, Willem Mwedihanga, Jamu Ngatjizeko, Larry Horaeb, Steven Sabatha, Ronald Ketjijere, Denzil Haoseb.
Eslin Kamuhanga, Willy Stephanus, Bryan Bantam, Petrus Shitembi, Heini Isaacks, Rudolf Bester, Lazarus Kaimbi.
Sadney Urikhob, Benson Shilongo, Tangeni Shipahu.
Liberia has meanwhile underlined the importance of the math by calling up nine foreign based professionals for the match.
Their star players are midfielder Sekou Jabateh Oliseh who plays for Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow and striker Anthony Laffour who plays for South African Premier League club Mamelodi Sundowns.
There other professionals play for clubs in Sweden, Turkey, France, Romania, Cyprus and Malaysia.