The coach of the national Under-20 football team, James Britz, has called on Namibians to rally behind the Young Warriors when they take on Tunisia at Stade Cheikha Ould Boydie in Mauritania on Thursday.
Namibia, who is currently level on one point with the rest of their Group B counterparts, will take on Tunisia at 18h00 in their second match of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
In a statement availed to the media by the Namibia Football Association on Tuesday, U-20 coach Britz called on all Namibians to show the Young Warriors their support.
“We would just like to ask the Namibian nation to rally behind the boys because this is for them and it’s more about them than anything else, they need our support. Please support them from wherever you find yourself in Namibia. We have players who can bring the glory days back to football in terms of the youth,” said Britz.
The coach added that it was unfortunate that the team did not get the positive result they wanted in their opening match on Monday.
“It’s good that we drew against Central African Republic but that meant we lost two points, in my opinion, because we had so many good chances. We would have been much better if we had played more friendlies coming into this tournament but unfortunately, we couldn’t based on the situation that we were in,” he said.
Britz said despite all the challenges the team faced during their preparation for the championship, he was happy with their first performance at the championship.
“We know we are facing giants in terms of Tunisia in our upcoming game but we are playing 11vs11 they don’t have more players than us. Our approach is to still go with our normal game, but we need to improve in terms of keeping the ball,” said Britz.