Namibia to test Tunisia


The Namibians left for Tunisia on Tuesday to start their preparations in Tunis on Friday.

Coach Ben Bamfuchile has included eight professional players in his 19-man team, with the rest playing for clubs in their domestic league.

The South African-based players who got the nod are goalkeeper Abisai Shiningayamwe, defender Hartman Toromba and strikers Sidney Plaatjies and Henrico Botes.

From Europe, midfielders Quinton Jacobs, Collin Benjamin and Oliver Risser will join the team in Tunis, which will play the encounter in accordance with the Fifa international calendar for friendly internationals.

Bamfuchile will aim for an attacking game as there are five strikers in the squad.

The Brave Warriors are also set to meet Egypt and another Group D contestant, Senegal, in their next warm-up matches, before competing in Ghana.

Other Afcon news from across the border is that Angolan coach Romeu Filemon has been named to reinforce the technical staff of their national squad.

Coach, Oliveira Gonçalves says that Filemon will have the task of watching the country’s Group D opponents, Bafana Bafana, Senegal and Tunisia, ahead of the Ghana showpiece.

Filemon is currently the co-ordinator for youth development in Angola.