Namibia: Young Warriors Chase History

NAMIBIA are looking to making a huge impression at the African Cup of Nations under-20 tournament in Mauritania just as they did at Cosafa in South Africa in December.

The continental championship kicks off on 14 February and concludes on 4 March.

Ahead of naming his squad for the tournament, Young Warriors head coach James Britz said there was no reason not to aim at going all the way at the championships.

Britz is well aware that the challenge for honours will be great, however he believes in his charges.

“We will be making a debut and for us the aim is to make more history with this group of players. We did well at Cosafa last year losing in the final and now it’s another chance for us to do the nation proud,” Britz told yesterday.

Namibia are in Group B, with regulars Burkina Faso and fellow debutants Tunisia and Central African Republic.

“We have so much talent in this team and we have worked so hard to get here. The boys will do their best and show the world what they can do.”

He is likely to keep faith in the core of the side which finished second at the Cosafa u20 Championship. But new faces are expected to make the grade given that 10 hopefuls impressed during trials held in December when 20 players from the regions were assessed.

Presently, 29 players are pushing for a plane ticket on Saturday when the 26-man team travels to Mauritania.

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