Ouseb Joins Warriors’ Technical Team

Former Brave Warriors defender and captain Mohammed Ouseb has been added to the Brave Warriors technical team after coach Ricardo Mannetti appointed him as his second assistant coach ahead of the 2015 CAF Nations Cup qualifier match against Congo on Saturday in Windhoek.

Making the announcement on Monday, Brave Warriors coach Mannetti said he was delighted to have his former teammate on board and he always believed in sharing his philosophy and plans with others to help him fulfil them.

“It is always important to have people who have done it or know how it is done. Mohammed was there and played in South Africa and in Europe and has just completed his CAF coaching course and for me to have him on my team will be an aantage indeed. We are embarking upon a journey to Morocco and having people with you who know what it takes to finally get there is crucial for our team at the moment,”‘ explained Mannetti.

Mannetti reckons their partnership will work magic for the team: “Having Ronnie who is still contracted to Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa means a lot and Mohammed will learn from me and Ronnie and we can share our expertise and see how far we can take our national team.”

The Brave Warriors will face Congo Brazzaville on Saturday, 17 May in Windhoek with kick-off set for 16h00 before the return leg in on 1 June in Congo. The aggregate winners aance to the second round to face either Libya or Rwanda.

If the Warriors aance over the two legs against Congo, they face either Rwanda or Libya and will be at home yet again in the first leg on 19 July with the return leg scheduled for 2 August.

The aggregate winner will aance to Group A of the qualifiers where Nigeria, Sudan and South Africa await. The group matches will be played 5-6 September and 10 September 10-11 October and 15 October 14-15 November and 19 November. Eventually, the group winners and runners-up will go through to the 2015 finals, as will the best third-placed side and the hosts Morocco.

The Namibian 23-man squad is as follows:

Max Mbaeva (African Stars), Virgil Vries (Maritzburg United, SA), Charles Uirab (Orlando Pirates), Edward Maova (Civics FC), Willem Mwedihanga (Amazulu SA), Larry Horaeb (Amazulu SA), Da Costa Angula and Ananias Gebhardt (both Black Africa FC), Ronald Ketjijere (captain) (University of Pretoria), Freedom Puriza and Dennis Ngueza (both African Stars), Emilio Martin, Willy Stephanus (both Black Africa), Hendrik Somaeb (Blue Waters) Neville Tjiueza (Tura Magic), Petrus Shitembi (Amazulu, SA), Heinrich Isaacks (Maritzburg United, SA), Panduleni Nekundi (Tigers FC), Wangu Gomes (Civics), Rudolf Bester (Golden Arrows, SA), Lazarus Kaimbi (Bangkok Glass, Thailand), Tangeni Shipahu (Otsotspa, Thailand), and Jerome Louis (Township Rollers, Botswana).

Source : The Namibian