WINDHOEK – Interim Brave Warriors mentor Norii Kaanjuka is excited about Namibia’s forthcoming two-legged warm-up clashes against Rwanda, slated for October and November.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has confirmed the international friendlies of the senior national team, with the first match to be played on the next Fifa international date of October 13, 2012 (Saturday) at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium at 16h30.
“It will be great for the team and it is good to play two international friendlies. Rwanda is a good side and I am happy to play them. We have to plan hard for the World Cup qualifiers next year and need to keep playing,” said Kaanjuka.
Asked about which players he will consider for the matches, Kaanjuka said he will assess players that have been part of the team, as well as new players who show potential – starting with this weekend’s NPL League Cup where the country’s leading football teams will be in action.
“I have to look at players and see their shape and fitness levels to see where we can make an improvement, while are also looking at new blood.”
On Namibia’s foreign legion, Kaanjuka expressed serious concerns over the inactivity of the South African-based players.
“Players like Rudolph Bester are not enjoying enough game time and we need to give them games, because they will lose match fitness if we don’t and that will not be good for the team. We are looking forward to the games and being Fifa-sanctioned international encounters, I will have the luxury to consider all players who are in my plans and look at the way forward, which ones to keep and who to let go as we approach next year’s qualifiers.”