Ricardo Mannetti calls on Windhoek support

Ricardo Mannetti calls on Windhoek support
Ronnie Kanalelo with Ricardo Mannetti

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Aug 16, 2017. 18:00

Ricardo Mannetti wants to see a packed Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday as his Namibia team try to overturn a deficit in their CHAN tie.

The Brave Warriors will be hosting Comoros for the second leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier, with a place in the finals on the line.

The first leg in Moroni last weekend saw Comoros claim a surprise 2-1 home win, but Hendrick Somaeb’s away goal gives Namibia a foothold in the tie and a genuine belief that they can turn things around.

“They have two goals from the first leg, and they can come here and take the game to us,” Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti told the NFA.

“We need to be prepared for that. We know what we need to do; we have to at least win by 1-0, and that won't be that easy. But it is a good advantage for us. We have a good chance of making it. It will be sweet if we manage to pull it off.”

Mannetti added, “We have a monumental game on Sunday, and we need everyone behind the team. This team has proved that they can rise to the occasion, and a full home stadium has always brought the best out of the team. So, get your ticket, come early and support the team on Sunday. Come on Namibia!”

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