WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) --
Namibia’s football coach Ricardo Mannetti said that
their victory over Zimbabwe in the CAF African Nations Championship
qualifiers played on Sunday in Windhoek was long over due.
Namibia beat Zimbabwe 1-0 after Namibian gunman Hendrick Somaeb
scored the only goal of the match on the 47th minute
In statement on Sunday, Mannetti said he prayed and hoped that
Zimbabwe did not spoil the brilliant goal and the memorable occasion
for the country.
“We played well and got the result, we now have to prepare for the
second leg and again we remain underdogs and have to play above
ourselves again like we did. They will be at home and have depth and
we have to counter that,” said Mannetti.
Namibia and Zimbabwe will renew their rivalry on July 23 at the
International Sports Stadium, in Harare for the second round second
The winner of the tie will face either Comoros or Lesotho in the
third and final round for the road to Kenya 2018.
Meanwhile going into the second leg next Sunday in Harare, Mannetti
said he remains optimistic of disappointing the recently crowned
COSAFA champions, Zimbabwe.