Namibia Sport - Brave Warriors Confident Ahead Of Nigeria Trip

Published: May 30, 2012
Namibia Sport - Brave Warriors Confident Ahead Of Nigeria TripThe Brave Warriors are confident ahead of their World Cup 2014 qualifier against Nigeria in Calabar on June 3. Ronald Ketjijere, the captain of the Namibian side said the mood in the camp was high.

“The team is in great spirits and we are really looking forward to the match against Nigeria,” Ketjijere said.

The team is currently in camp in Kaiserrau, Germany and will leave for Nigeria on Thursday.

“It is great that we are in camp as a full team as it is helping us to become more of a unit,” Ketjijere added.

Attacking midfielder Heini Isaacks said the team was unfazed by the Super Eagles reputation going in to the first qualifier.

“The fact that we are the underdogs going into this match puts a lot of pressure on Nigeria because they will not know a lot about us,” Isaacks said.

“We are going into the match with just one goal and that is to do our best - we will be up to the task,” he added.

“The fact that they are bigger and more physical than us will not be a problem because we will counter it with our speed and technique,” he continued.

The team has been working with coach, Bernard Kaanjuka and German goalkeeper coach, Carsten Herzog.

The Nigerians have named a strong side which includes Victor Moses, Ikechuku Uche, Ahmed Musa and Nnamdi Oduamadi.

Brave Warriors´ first choice goalkeeper, Virgil Vries said they would not be intimidated by the big names in the Nigerian squad.

“We are not going to be their punching bags; we have a job to do and we will make sure we do it according to the coach’s instructions,” he said.

“I want the Namibians to know that we have a team that is capable of doing anything. We are going to do everything to get a positive result,” he added.

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