Namibia Coach: Eagles’ Big Names Don’t Scare Us

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Namibia interim coach,Ricardo Mannetti was adamant yesterday that his boys will give the Super Eagles a tough fight when both teams clash in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek tonight.The Brave Warriors head into tonight’s game with a mountain to climb after their Swedish coach,Roger Palmgren resigned at the weekend while the team’s injury list continues to grow.“It will be very tough against Nigeria, they are after all the African champions. We will respect them but we are not going to roll over and let them come and dictate matters in Windhoek. Our boys are up for a fight and we will be Warriors for the entire 90 minutes.”The Brave Warriors’ injury list however continued to grow as Oliver Risser and Manfred Starke both seem unlikely to play. The recalled Risser injured his knee during training while Starke has a heavy bout of flu.

The Brave Warriors are already without the services of foreign-based professionals Ronald Ketjijere, Henrico Botes, Heini Isaacks and Rudolf Bester who are all injured.

Furthermore, captain Da Costa Angula will also miss the match after picking up two yellow cards in previous World Cup qualifying matches.

But despite the setbacks, Mannetti vowed that his team would make their country proud.

“The only thing that I can predict is that these boys will not roll over and be taken for a ride on this pitch on Wednesday evening. These guys will fight for the entire 90 minutes and they will make every Namibian fan very proud of being a Namibian,” he said.

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