Ronald Ketjijere of Namibia challenged by Siboniso Malambe of Swaziland during 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup match between Namibia and Swaziland at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on 04 July 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Tuesday Jan 09, 2018. 11:30
According to Namibian national team skipper Ronald Ketjijere, their mission is to reach the quarterfinals of the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship.
The Brave Warriors are set to participate at the tournament set for locally-based players in Morocco, getting underway this weekend.
Speaking to the Namibian, Ketjijere has outlined their plans and said their focus is on getting out of the group stages and reaching the 2018 CHAN quarterfinals.
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"We are just going to do the basics that will make us win games because we do not have to prove anyone wrong,” said the skipper.
“What we need to do as a team is get the necessary points that will take us out of the group stages.
“The morale is very high. It's unfortunate that some of the guys did not make the cut. I also feel for them, but competition in the team was high as everybody worked hard."
The former University of Pretoria player in the South African Premier Soccer League adds that winning two games in the group stages will be their main target.
Coach Ricardo Mannetti will lead his men when they face Cote d’Ivoire in Marrakech on January 14.
They will face the Cranes of Uganda four days later before completing their final group game against Zambia in Casablanca on January 22.