Brave Warriors Hit By Flight Delays

The Brave Warriors arrival back in Namibia after their 1-0 defeat at Niger in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Qualifiers Group K has been delayed due to flight connections and they will now only land in Windhoek on Wednesday afternoon.

The team was supposed to arrive in Windhoek on Tuesday at 13h00 but according to team manager Cyril Isaacs, the team could not connect on time to Accra, Ghana from Cote I’voire due to delays by the airlines and arrived late in Accra after the match on Sunday in Niamey, Niger.

“We therefore missed the flight to connect to South Africa so that we could make it in time for our Air Namibia flight back home from Johannesburg. But everything is under control and we are booked in and have arranged a training session at the Lizzy Sport Centre in Accra today before we fly out to South Africa – tomorrow around lunch time we will land in Windhoek,” he said.

The Brave Warriors will host Zambia in a 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier against Zambia on Sunday afternoon. The bulk of the team that travelled to Niger are in contention for places for the Zambia match. According to Isaacs, however, the nine players who were called for a training camp at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria, South Africa, will return home on Tuesday.

“Once we get there tomorrow, there will be an afternoon training session at the Sam Nujoma Stadium while we will also announce the whole team for the Zambia match once we are home,” he said.

Players that formed part of the latest Brave Warriors camp and are eligible for the Zambia match are as follows:

Goalkeepers: Lloyd Kazapua and Charles Uirab.

Defenders: Benyamin Nenkavu, Brain Gurirab, Ferdinand Karongee, Dynamo Fredericks, Charles Hambira, Tiberius Lombard, Denzil Hoaseb, Ananias Gebhardt, Gregory Aukumeb, Dennis Tjetinda.

Midfielders: Neville Tjiueza, Willy Stephanus, Heinrich Isaacks, Peter Shalulile, Wangu Batista, Joslin Kamatuka and Absalom Iimbondi

Strikers: Itamunua Keimuine and Sadney Urikhob.

Source : The Namibian