THE time has come for Namibia to prove themselves as favorites to win against Madagascar in the final qualifying round of 2020 African Nations Championships(CHAN) games that will play out tomorrow at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The Nations Championship is a regional competition that is limited to football players playing in their country of birth.
Namibia, who will be looking to book its spot for next years’ CHAN games that will take place in Ethiopia, will have to withstand the pressure from in-form Madagascan side that on the back of a wonderful debut AFCON campaign where they finished in quarterfinalist, also won the first leg of the match when these two teams met in Antananarivo last month.
Namibia qualified for 2017 CHAN games where the team progressed through to the quarterfinals.
Interim Coach of the Brave Warriors Bobby Samaria recently stated that the team played well in Madagascar but failed to convert their chances.
“The boys really did well in Madagascar but the finishing is a serious concern, we created chances but couldn’t score. This week we have been focusing on finishing and scoring goals and we hope by Saturday that the boys will be well composed and not rush”, said Samaria.
Samaria added that the team would have to do without key player, Larry Horaeb because he obtained two yellow cards but the addition of Wangu Gome and Issackar Gurirab back into the squad will help shape the team.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (twice), Tunisia, Libya and Morocco have won previous editions of the CHAN competitions.
Match tickets are selling for N$30 in advance at Football House in Katutura and from all Computicket outlets countrywide and N$50 at the gates on match day.