National Support Needed for Under-17 Football Team

National support is needed if the Baby Warriors are to progress to the next round of the 2015 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-17 Championships’ qualifiers, as they take on Mozambique on Saturday.

The Under-17 football team travelled to Mozambique last week, and took on their counterparts in Maputo for the qualifiers of the 2015 CAF African Under-17 Championships, which will be hosted in Niger.

They drew one-all there.

A statement availed to Nampa by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Thursday quotes Under-17 team captain Sylvanus Endjala as saying national support is needed for them to progress.

“We have come a long way with the team, we are one big family and we know what is at stake. We are glad to be the selected ones to stand up and put our country up there, but we need all the support we can get.

In Mozambique, they packed the stadium, and still we came through. Now we need our people to believe in us, and show us the support to push us through and ultimately win this tie,” he stated. The team is injury-free, and raring to go.

“We have one thing on our minds. We will keep fighting for each other on the pitch, and I believe in my teammates. We have the right attitude, and the coaches and everyone behind the scenes have been very helpful,” the captain enthused.

Under-17 assistant coach Timothy Tjongarero also called on national support for the team on Saturday.

“We know it’s World Cup time, but please make time and come support the team and see what they are made of. This team is very promising, and we need you,” he added.

Entrance to the match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday is free, and it will kick off at 15h00.

The 18-member team comprises Giovanni Nauseb, Masutuye Ngunovandu, Romanus Jacobs, Simon Hautoni, Sylvanus Endjala, Ronald Zaahl, Augustinius Hobexab, Brenton Kotungondo, Hashinditila Ngolo, Marc Sauls, Venovineja Tjikundi, Dwayne Swartz, Petrus Kamati, Tuhafeni Leonard, Ricardo Jassie, Pollen Hameva, Matias Nauta and Johannes Naiteta.

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Source : The Namibian