THE national football team is looking to kick off its World Cup campaign with a win as the team is set to take on Eritrea in the 2022 Federation of International Football Federations (FIFA) World Cup qualifiers first leg away tomorrow.
Interim coach Bobby Samaria is confident that the team has the hunger and determination win.
Samaria last week released his final 23 men squad that traveled to Asmar, Eritrea on Sunday, stating that the team selection was not easy given the absence of some players.
”It was not easy to select this team. We have players missing with injuries and some on trials across the world. Petrus Shitembi is in Germany and Densil Haoseb in Morocco for trials and hence unavailable for the game, but Namibia is blessed with talent and now the players in have to step up and deliver,” he said.
The coach added that the final 23 are aware of the challenges ahead and that he strongly believes that they can do the job.
”I believe in these players. They will do the job and see how far we can go in this qualifier. Some players are unattached and this also gives them the platform to raise their hands and maybe get noticed for their immense talent,” Samarianoed.
The return match takes place on Tuesday, 10 September, at 19h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Here are the 23 players: Virgil Vries (Unattached), Loydt Kazapua (Baroka FC, SA), Larry Horaeb ( Tura Magic), Aprocious Petrus (Eleven Arrows), Ratanda Mbazuvara, Ivan Kamberipa, Obrey Amseb, Marcel Papama, Dynamo Fredericks, Vitapi Ngaruka, Immanuel Heita, Wendell Rudath, Llewelyn Stanley , Elmo Kambindu , Gregory Aukumeb, Willy Stephanus, Peter Shalulile, Chris Katjiukua, Benson Shilongo, Hendrik Somaeb, Deon Hotto, Joslin Kamatuka, and Teberius Lombard.