Namibia gears up for fourth Africa Cup of Nations appearance with strong 28-player lineup


The Brave Warriors of Namibia are gearing up for their fourth appearance in the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, set to kick off in January 2024 in Cote d’Ivoire.

Under the guidance of Coach Collin Benjamin, Namibia is looking to make a strong statement in this highly anticipated continental showdown.

With the announcement of a 28-player squad, the Brave Warriors are demonstrating a mix of experience and fresh talent.

Among the called-up players are goalkeepers Lloydt Kazuapa, Kamaijanda Ndisiro, and Edward Maova, tasked with guarding the Namibian goal.

The defense line, consisting of seasoned players like Lubeni Haukongo, Ryan Nyambe, and Ananias Gebhardt, is expected to provide a solid backline, crucial in high-stakes tournaments like this.

In the midfield, Namibia boasts players such as Marcell Papama and Petrus Shitembi, who are known for their ability to control the pace of the game and create scoring opportunities.

The striking force is led by Peter Shalulile and Deon Hotto, whose skills and agility will be key in breaking down the defenses of their opponents.

Namibia finds itself in a challenging Group E, alongside African football powerhouses Tunisia, South Africa, and Mali. The team’s journey in the tournament will begin on January 16, 2024, against Tunisia at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo.

This match will be a critical test for the Brave Warriors as they face a team renowned for its football prowess. The subsequent matches against South Africa on January 21 and Mali on January 24 will be equally challenging, demanding top-notch performances from the Namibian squad.

The final list of 27 players will be submitted by January 3, 2024, as per CAF’s regulations. This tournament presents an opportunity for Namibia to showcase its football talent on a grand stage and perhaps write a new chapter in its football history.

With Coach Collin Benjamin at the helm, the Brave Warriors are looking to combine tactical discipline, physical fitness, and the indomitable spirit that characterizes Namibian football. Fans and football enthusiasts alike are keen to see how the team will fare against some of the continent’s best teams in Cote d’Ivoire.

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