Namibia senior national team coach, Ricardo Mannetti, has announced the Brave Warriors squad for 2019 Afica Cup of Nations. The rest of the players to make up the the full AFCON squad will come from the 2019 COSAFA Cup squad that will be mentored by Assistant Coach Collin Benjamin in Durban.
Virgil Vries (Unattached, formely Kaizer Chiefs, RSA), Maximillian Mbaeva (Golden Arrows, RSA)
Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers, England), Chris Katjiukua (Black Leopards, RSA), Tiberius Lombard (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Riaan Hanamub (Jomo Cosmos, RSA), Ananias Gebhardt (Baroka FC, RSA), Benyamen Nenkavu (Buildcon FC, Zambia)
Ronald Ketjijere (African Stars, Namibia), Denzil Haoseb (Highlands Park, RSA), Manfred Starke (Kaiserslautern FC, Germany), Willy Stephanus (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Petrus Shitembi (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Deon Hotto (Bidvest wits, RSA)
Benson Shilongo (Ismaily SC, Egypt), Iitamunua Keimuine (Dire Dawa FC, Ethiopia), Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park, RSA)
Midfieder Wangu Gome and forward Hendrick Somaeb through varying reasons such as injuries.
BRAVE Warriors head coach Ricardo Mannetti has left the door open for German-based Namibian striker Manfred Starke to regain a spot in the national side, following a great season with third division club FC Carl Zeiss, which led to him being snapped up by
The AFCON 2019 draws has come and gone with the 24 teams clearly to be involved in a dog fight against the so called ‘weaker opponents’, and the big guns in order to try and clinch the 32 edition of the AFCON to take place in the land of the pyramids
Revered local coach Bobby Samaria has been roped in to take charge of the Brave Warriors in their 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers starting with Comoros Island on 26 July and 2 August in the second round.