Katjiukua Ready to Give All Against Swaziland

The Brave Warriors will give their best for the encounter against Swaziland in an international friendly match on Wednesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

This was revealed by seasoned defender Chris Katjiukua, making a return to national team, together with Golden Arrows teammate Deon Hotto, after both recovered from lengthy injuries.

Katjiukua, Golden Arrows captain, says playing for one’s national team is not guaranteed and great performances can help with a recall to the set-up.

“No one is guaranteed to play for the national team and depending on your form and how you perform when given a chance, you can convince the national team selectors to recall you. So on Wednesday night, we are prepared to go out there and do our best and help our team win. It will be good for us, especially for Deon and me to help the team to victory and so this game is very important to all those that will be given a run by the coaches,” he said.

The central defender is also looking forward to actual playing time with the new players in the team and is confident they will do well.

“It is not easy to tell someone’s potential over two or three days, but I believe they are here because they are good just like everyone else on the team. The few days we spent together, you could see that they are brave and they understand that this match can change their lives forever and so they can’t wait to go out and represent their country and that goes for all of us,” Katjiukua said.

The Swaziland national team arrived on Monday night for the encounter which will take place at 20h00. Entrance tickets are selling at N$40 each and are available through Computicket at Shoprite and Checkers countrywide.

Brave Warriors 23-man squad:

Max Mbaeva, Chris Katjiukua and Deon Hotto (Golden Arrows, SA) Edward Maova, Chester Stanley, Henry Duwe and Wangu Gomes (Civics FC) Willem Mwedihanga (Amazulu SA), Ronald Ketjijere (c) (University of Pretoria), Rudolf Bester (Free State Stars, SA), Lazarus Kaimbi (Bangkok Glass, Thailand), Henrico Botes (Biest Wits, SA), Donovan Gainub, Peter Shalulile and Itamunua Keimuine (Tura Magic), Ivan Kamberipa, Marius Kotze and Aubrey Amseb (Rebels), Vitapi Ngaruka (United Stars), Tjiuana tja Tjinotjiua (Citizens), Enrico Hoebeb (Blue Waters), Benjamin Nenkavu (Tigers) and Leroy Adams (Black Africa).

Swaziland 22-man squad:

Nhlanhla Gwebu (Mbabane Swallows), Mphikeleli Dlamini (Royal Leopard), Sifiso ‘Tjovitjo’ Maseko (Young Buffaloes), Sanele Mkhweli and Sifiso Mabila (both Mbabane Swallows), Sikhumbuzo ‘Chaka’ Ntimane and Sifiso ‘Sushi’ Nkambule (both Royal Leopard), Siyabonga ‘Msholozi’ Mdluli and Banele Dlamini (both Green Mamba), Siboniso ‘Rocco’ Malambe, Mxolisi ‘General’ Lukhele, Zweli ‘Mlilo’ Nxumalo, Mthunzi ‘Xavi’ Mkhontfo and Mduduzi ‘Juries’ Gama (all Royal Leopard), Njabulo ‘D4D’ Ndlovu, Mandla Palma, Felix Badenhorst and Tony ‘TT’ Tsabedze (all Mbabane Swallows), Nkosing’phile ‘Nyandoro’ Tsabedze (Young Buffaloes), Sandile Hlatshwako (Mbabane Swallows), Muntu Mamba and Banele ‘Banny’ Mdluli (both Green Mamba).


Source : The Namibian