We Need to Covert Our Chances – Ketjijere

The Brave Warriors will need to convert the many chances they create when they host Senegal at home on September 5 to get back into the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers, following their Sunday’s Group K narrows 1-0 defeat at Niger.

Brave Warriors captain Ronald Ketjijere said the team has to put the defeat behind them and prepare well for the second round of qualifiers which will see them host Senegal in Windhoek in September.

“Whether it was a penalty or not, it was given and we lost and now we have to move on. For us 2017 Afcon is the ultimate prize and if we want to qualify, we have to learn from our mistakes in that game and make sure we correct them ahead of our next game in the qualifiers. This is football and it is very competitive on the continent and we need to get on with it,” Ketjijere said.

According to the Namibian captain, the countless chances created and not converted was the downfall of the team on Sunday and it is an issue that needs serious attention.

“We went into the game with so much confidence and we took the game to them (Niger). We had numerous chances to get our goals but we let ourselves and the nation down. But it is just the beginning and we will have to come back with great purpose and just score goals to make things easier for us”, Ketjijere said.

The Brave Warriors lost 1-0 via a penalty converted by Soulemane Sacko just before halftime, while Senegal also won on Saturday, 3-1 against Burundi.

The qualifiers will return on September 5 when the Brave Warriors host Senegal and Niger travels to Burundi for the second round of the qualifiers with only the group winners guaranteed a place at the 2017 Afcon finals to be held in Gabon.

The Brave Warriors, will be returning home to Windhoek on Tuesday at 13h00 as plans for the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers takes centre stage with Zambia coming to town for a Sunday afternoon clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.


Source : The Namibian