The Brave Warriors of Namibia medical department says there are no major injury concerns and that the players’ fitness looks promising.
“The only notable injuries are those of the Captain, Dynamo Fredericks who sustained a nasal impact during the match against Guinea and Charles Hambira with a medial cruciate ligament sprain, sustained during training.”
Both have fully recovered and are training with the rest of the team, the Head of the Medical Department, Donatha Ngunovandu has confirmed.
Coach Bobby Samaria who says the absence of Namibia league is not an excuse after his side were humiliated by Guinea on Tuesday in Group D will be hoping to bounce back when they take on Tanzania on Saturday.
It’s a factor but not an excuse. We played preparatory games and COVID-19 effects on our players also had impacts. Nevertheless, our opponents played well. We need to take the lesson learnt ahead of our next game. Anything is still possible in this group. The result of the second match will give us more picture of who will progress.” He says.
Coach Bobby Samaria also says individual errors led to Namibia losing their first game of the campaign as his team tried to change the game in the second half but their efforts were futile.
Namibia will lock horns with Tanzania on Saturday who also lose to Zambia in a must win cracker to keep their hope of reaching the knockout phase alive.