Young Warriors Gear Up for Mozambique

The Young Warriors on Tuesday morning started preparation for the 2015 CAF Youth Championship qualifier preliminary round, second leg encounter against Mozambique, which takes place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday, 26 April.

The Young Warriors lost the first leg match 2-1 in Mozambique on 5 April and will be counting on that important away goal when they take on the visitors at 14h00 on Saturday.

In Maputo, the hosts took the lead before Rundu Chiefs striker Uaseuako Katjiukua got the equalizer for a halftime score of 1-1. In the second half Mozambique however scored the second goal in the second half to take a one goal aantage on the first leg match.

Young Warriors assistant coach James Britz said they had called up six players from The Namibian Newspaper Cup as well as one player from the Four Nations Under 17 tournament held at Swakopmund.

“We had to beef up the team a bit, we are happy with the players we have identified and we are looking for a good result on Saturday. The away goal is crucial and will come in handy for us on Saturday,” he said.

The additional players from The Namibian Newspaper Cup are Kunene region goalkeeper Theodor Gaeseb, defenders Ricky Mayumbelo (Zambezi) and Daniel Adima (Omusati), and midfielders Brendan Gaeseb (Oshikoto), Fernandez Musambani (Khomas) and Felix Kasungu (Kavango).

Namibia Under 17 striker Jandjamuje Maharero has also been included and Britz explained why:

“Maharero has the necessary physical presence and he can become a top striker if he is well taken care of. That is why we have called him up, because he offers us different options up front,” he said.

The team will put their hopes on in-form striker Glen Kamutjete who scored nine goals in six games at the 2014 The Namibian Newspaper Cup in Tsumeb, as well as first-leg goal-scorer Uaseuako Katjiukua, who also scored in Rundu Chiefs’ 2-2 draw against Namibia Premier League title-chasers Black Africa on Saturday.

Here are the other players in camp: Esko Kavela (Eleven Arrows), Glenn Kamutjete (Life fighters), Uaseuako Katjiukua (Rundu Chiefs), Wendell Rudath (KFA), Hendry Duwe and Simaneka Kabungu (both Swakopmund Football Club), Donovan Kanjaa (Young African), Vitapi Ngaruka (United Stars), Jackson Johannes (Oshakati City), Marco Somseb (Tura Magic), Ananias Nakambuli (Benfica), Isensius Mutuku (Rundu Chiefs), Riaan !Hanamub and Jonas Mathues (both Touch amp Go), Brandon Goagoseb (Orlando Pirates), Donovan Gainub (Tura Magic), Risto Makuti (United Stars) and Boniface Sianga (Desert Rollers).

Source : The Namibian