WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) --
Namibia football coach Ricardo Mannetti is set to
make wholesome changes to the team which will face Swaziland on
Tuesday in the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup Plate Section semifinal.
The 2015 champions
lost their chance of lifting the Cosafa Cup title again
following their loss to Lesotho in a quarterfinal game played on
Saturday in South Africa.
In a statement on
Monday, the coach said he was not happy with the players
attitude and approach to the match on Saturday and therefore he
will make changes to his team on Tuesday.
“Yes we had problems
with the preparations and all that is known but we should
achieve been better. Therefore I have decided to bring in new
players for the Swaziland clash, also with one eye on the
African Nations Championship qualifier we have next week. I will
give more local players a chance to play,” Mannetti said.
Namibia will face
Swaziland on Tuesday at the Moruleng Stadium and if they win
will advance to the Plate Section final and face either hosts
South Africa or Botswana on Friday, July 7 at the same venue.
Meanwhile, in the
African Nations Championship 2018 qualifier, Namibia will host
in-form Zimbabwe on July 16 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, in
Windhoek, while the return leg is scheduled for Harare on July