Paint Namibia Red – Muinjo

NFA President John Muinjo has urged Namibians to buy national team replica jerseys and rally behind the Brave Gladiators in their quest to host and win the ninth edition of the African Women Championship in Windhoek, 11-25 October 2014.

Muinjo reckons the local players’ morale will be highly boosted if all Namibians can acquire the Brave Gladiators jerseys and wear them, especially on Fridays.

“We need to have the women championships fever going and as Namibia we can add motivation to our team and push them to greater heights by buying the team replica jerseys and wearing them on Fridays in support of the team. The team needs our support and we have to show them that we are behind them and believe in them, it is the right thing to do at the moment,” he said.

“Senior government officials and senior corporate executives, need to support this campaign and lead it and encourage their employees to get behind the team. It is our national team and as Namibians and we must support it,” Muinjo said.

He further adds that despite being in a ‘tough group,’ Namibia has all the chances in the world to cause an upset.

“We know Group A is tough with Zambia, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast, but our team is at home and if we all support them, they can dream big and attain unbelievable results. Self-belief and support and trust by your friends, family and compatriots are necessary ingredients for Herculean success and the team can use that,” Muinjo said.

Algeria and Ghana arrived in Namibia on Sunday, 28 September, while the Confederation of African Football (CAF) delegates are expected to touch down by this weekend and the remaining five teams as from 7 October 2014.

The Brave Gladiators will be taking on Algeria in two friendly games ahead of the championships and the first friendly match will be played on Tuesday, 30 September at 17h00 at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) Stadium in Olympia, while round two will be on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. –

Source : The Namibian