Namibia to lock horns with Swaziland on Thursday

Namibia will travel to Swaziland for a friendly international in Manzini on Thursday as part of the latter’s celebratations to mark 50 years of independence.

Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti will lead a squad of 20 players for the fixture, excluding those from Black Africa.

“Black Africa players will not be considered in the squad as the club wrote us a letter last week, asking us not to use their players, the club will use its players to prepare for the Debmarine Cup this coming weekend,” Mannetti said at a press briefing.

“Taking in account that the Debmarine is on this weekend, I kept certain clubs numbers lower and the clubs that are not participating in the Debmarine will have higher numbers like Tigers for instances, who will have seven (7) players called as well as Young African with four players called up.”

The coach also added that this is an experimental squad but we still have the core of the team and we still have a job to do against Swaziland.

“We knocked Swaziland out of the COSAFA Cup last year and they won’t take it lightly on us.”

The match will also be vital preparation for both sides ahead of the COSAFA Cup that will be played in South Africa’s Limpopo Province from May 27-June 9.