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Samaria confirmed as Brave Warriors caretaker coach

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The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) chairperson at the Namibia Football Association, Bisey Uirab, has confirmed that Bobby Samaria will remain caretaker coach of the Brave Warriors for the next two m…

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) chairperson at the Namibia Football Association, Bisey Uirab, has confirmed that Bobby Samaria will remain caretaker coach of the Brave Warriors for the next two matches.

Speaking at a press conference in Windhoek on Wednesday, Uirab said they have confirmed with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that the Brave Warriors will participate in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

“Interim coach Bobby Samaria will continue with his role with the Brave Warriors for at least the next two matches. We are aware of the formal processes that took place before our appointment in terms of seeking to appoint substantive coaches for our national teams. We are reviewing these processes and we will inform the nation accordingly once we have made a decision regarding the appointment of national coaches and technical staff,” he said.

Brave Warriors will play their first home match in Johannesburg, South Africa against Burundi on 01 June 2022, and Uirab said the NC will ensure that the team is well prepared.

The absence of a CAF-recognised stadium in Namibia has once again forced Namibia to play their matches in South Africa, an exercise that costs the NFA N.dollars 1.4 million per match in the form of travelling, stadium bookings, security and other logistics.

Namibia was drawn against Burundi, Kenya and Cameron in Group C for their 2023 AFCON group stage qualifiers.

Kenya is currently suspended by FIFA with a decision on their participation likely to be made within the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, the Brave Warriors started training unofficially on Monday at the NFA Technical Centre.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency