Saturday Mar 16, 2019. 14:00
Namibia's Brave Warriors got a surprise visit from Minister of Sports Erastus Utoni who rallied the team ahead of their 2019 AFCON qualifier against Zambia.
Utoni reiterated government and Namibians support for the collective effort to reach the finals which will be hosted by Egypt between June and July.
The Brave Warriors will go to Zambia to win their final Group Kr on 23 March and make sure Namibia makes her third appearance at the finals.
Minister Utoni implored the team to remain focused on the job at hand: “You must be disciplined and prepare well for Zambia.
"You will be representing the whole nation and everyone is supporting you. We have organized ourselves to follow you and those that will stay at home will sit in front of their TV and scream for you."
Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti promised the Minister that his chargers are going to get the victory and qualify in Zambia.
“We started our preparations last week, ahead of Zambia and I can assure you that the support we receiving in the build for our biggest match in the last ten years surely motivates us to do well and we will go to Zambia to win," he said.
"Saturday 23 March, things will be tough on the pitch but I know Sunday on our way back home everyone will be happy and celebrating because we will win and qualify."