Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti ready for Morocco clash

Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti ready for Morocco clash
Ricardo Mannetti

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jan 26, 2018. 09:30

Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti says they are overwhelmed at reaching the quarter-finals of the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship tournament.

The Brave Warriors have defied all odds as they bagged two wins in Group B over Uganda and Cote d’Ivoire as well as a draw against Zambia.

The draw against Southern African neighbours on Monday came through goals from Absalom Imbondi and Zambia's Lazarous Kambole as Namibia remain unbeaten so far.

As they prepare to face hosts Morocco in the Last Eight, the former midfielder said he has told his charges to enjoy the game.

“We're overwhelmed with qualifying to the quarter finals and we showed that we can play two different types of football; with the ball and without the ball,” said Mannetti.

“We will play Morocco here on Saturday. My players were tired of playing in empty stadiums so we will have a full stadium against Morocco.

“I have told my players to enjoy the game as I do because we played two difficult games and get the results so today was about going to enjoy in a structured way.”

The clash against the Atlas Lions will be staged in Casablanca on Saturday, January 27.





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