Swedish-based Ndjavera anxious for call-up

28 September 2018 Author   Michael Uugwanga
Midfielder McBride ‘Jali’ Ndjavera, who last weekend helped his Swedish third division outfit, IFK Amal, gain promotion to that country’s  second division, is hoping to get a national call-up sometime in the near future.
Ndjavera, a former player in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) with African Stars, Black Africa and Tigers, played in the Botswana Premier League this year before joining IFK Amal last month.
His team defeated IFK Kumala 3-2 last weekend to win the league title with two matches to spare.
Speaking to the Windhoek Observer this week, an excited Ndjavera, who played for the country’s U-17 and U-20 national teams, said he would relish the chance to reunite with Brave Warriors coach, Ricardo Mannetti, whom he worked with at U-20 level.
“It is only best to play under the current national team coach, whom I have worked with before at the U-20 level. What I know about Mannetti is that if you work hard, he will call you up. I hope that I will get a call-up in the near future,” Ndjavera said.
The 24-year-old Ndjavera has so far played nine games since joining IFK Amal, of which three of those games were from the bench. 
Although he is yet to score for his new club, Ndjavera believes that he has had a good season.
He said he plans to go on loan with a local club in order to keep himself fit until March next year when the Swedish second division league resumes.


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