Berry Rukoro said “we do not expect Brave Warriors to perform weaker than they did against the African champions, Nigeria”, in the African World Cup Qualifiers.
A total of 13 teams will battle it out in the famous Cosafa Castle Cup that was launched in Windhoek on Wednesday.
The winning team will walk away with N$500,000 while the runners-up will take home a total of N$250,000 and the third place team will be compensated with N$125,000 for its efforts.
In addition, the fourth placed team will be rewarded N$100,000 and the top goal scorer, player of the tournament and the goalkeeper will each walk away with N$10,000.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors have been drawn in Group A with Mauritius and lowly ranked Seychelles. The Warriors have done well in previous Cosafa competitions after reaching the final and semi-final stages.
Pundits expect the Brave Warriors to do well given their performance in the last two matches under new coach Ricardo Mannetti.