Sunday 25 February 2018

Namibia football confident ahead of Comoros encounter

Namibia football confident ahead of Comoros encounter
(Voice of America 08/09/17)
Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti

Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti said here Wednesday that the team is upbeat and ready to go and do the nation proud in their 2018 CAF African Nations Championships qualifiers third round first leg match against the Comoros slated for Aug. 13.
Mannetti told a press briefing that his team's advantage is their ball playing ability and he hopes it will work for them when they lock horns against the Islanders.

"Comoros are not a ball playing team. They love to play on the second ball and play more on emotions and we need to control that and make sure we play the ball and use it well to get the goals we need in the first leg," he said.
Despite Comoros not being a football playing team, Mannetti said they will not be a walk-over and anything can happen and that is why Namibia has gone through some thorough planning and preparations.
"Unlike Zimbabwe, Comoros are not a ball-playing team but remember they beat Lesotho and we lost to Lesotho at Cosafa Cup," he added.
Meanwhile, Mannetti only made one change to the 20-man squad that won in Zimbabwe recently.

The Brave Warriors will charter a flight on Saturday to Moroni before meeting Comoros on Sunday at the Stade de Moroni. The second leg of the tie will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Aug. 20.

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