Winning Cosafa will be big for Namibia and players

RUSTENBURG: Shitembi and Willem Mwedihanga say winning the Cosafa Cup will be a good thing for Namibia and for players’ individual careers.

The 2015 edition of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup is currently taking place in South Africa’s North West Province.

Namibia will take on Madagascar in the first semi-final clash at the Moruleng Stadium tomorrow at 14h30, Namibian time. The winner of that match will qualify for the final against the winner between Mozambique and Botswana.

Speaking to Nampa yesterday, Brave Warriors’ midfielder Shitembi said Namibians have waited for a long time to lift the southern African regional football trophy, adding that it will be a big honour for the players and Namibians at large to put the country’s name in the Cosafa history books. Brave Warriors’ defender Mwedihanga said they would like to win the Cup for their Namibian supporters.

Both players told this reporter that winning the regional tournament will be good for players as many could be signed to football clubs in South Africa or elsewhere, and football scouts might start visiting Namibia to see the talent in the football leagues.