Players Called Up for CAF U17 Qualifiers

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Department has named a 30-man provisional squad of players born in or after 1998 for the upcoming 2015 African Under-17 Championship qualifiers which start in June 2014.

The players called up were part of the inaugural Skorpion Zinc U17 Cup at Keetmanshoop last year and have to report to Football House between Friday, 25 April and Saturday, 26 April with training expected to start on Sunday at the NFA Technical Centre under the watchful eye of co-coaches Timothy Tjongarero and Turipamue Upi.

The squad will next week be subjected to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans as per the directives of CAF.

During CAF Executive Committee meetings held on 21 and 22 September 2013, the CAF Medical Committee was instructed to continue the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to determine the ages of players and consequently their eligibility to participate in the qualifying stages of the tournament.

It was also directed to ensure the authenticity of the process as well as the identity of the players involved.

The 2015 African U17 Championship will be the 16th edition of the football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the tournament will take place in Niger from 2 to 16 May 2015 with the semi-finalists to qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The qualifiers are scheduled to begin on 13 June 2014 with the first round, and end on 28 September 2014 with the third round. At the end of the qualification phase, seven teams will join the hosts Niger.

Here are the called-up players:

Unotjari Havarua, Giovanni Nauseb, Masutuye Ngunovandu (Otjozondjupa region), Granville Swartbooi, Petrus Kamati, Romanus Jacobs, Aldrine Saunders, Marc Emilio Sauls (Karas region), Calvin Maonzo, Junior Walubita, Kahali Kahali (Caprivi region), Randall Maansdorp, Moses Shitayi , Randall Humphries (Erongo region), Mathias Namibia, Simon Hautoni (Oshikoto region), Sylvanus Endjala, Ronald Zaaahl (Khomas Region), Edward Naftal, Batromeus Nangolo (Omusati region), Jonas Angombe, Josef Shitaleni (Ohangwena region), Urandua Tjikuzu, Ricardo Jassie, Augutinius Hobexab, Tueumuna Hengari (Omaheke region), Immanuel Munango (Kavango region ), Owen Mc Cracky Somaeb (Kunene region) and Brenton Kotungondo (Hardap region).

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Source : The Namibian