Hanamub called up by Namibia for Afcon duty

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Hanamub (R) in action for Namibia during a recent win over Zimbabwe

Jomo Cosmos left back, Riaan Hanamub is on course to win his 15th international cap after being called up by Namibia coach, Ricardo Mannetti to join 24 other players for this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Zambia in Windhoek.

The Brave Warriors are currently third in Group K behind Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau after one game each, and victory over Zambia could put them in pole position for eventual qualification.

Namibia’s 25-man squad also includes two former Cosmos players, midfielder Denzil Haoseb and wing back Ananias Gebhardt.

Both Namibia and Zambia will be searching for their first points in Group K when they meet in Windhoek on 8 September after the two teams suffered defeats in their opening group matches.

Namibia lost 1-0 away to Guinea-Bissau on 10 June, while Zambia surprisingly also lost 1-0 to Mozambique in Lusaka on 10 June.

Below is the full list of Brave Warriors players to face Zambia in the upcoming AFCON 2019 qualifier:

Maximillian Mbaeva, Virgil Vries, Ratanda Mbazuvara, Donovan Kanjaa, Larry Horaeb, Tiberius Lombard, Charles Hambira, Denzil Haoseb, Vitapi Ngaruka, Riaan Hanumub, Gerhardt Ananias, Petrus Shitembi, Ronald Ketjijere, Dynamo Fredericks, Wangu Babtista Gome, Immanuel Heita, Absalom Iimbondi, Deon Hotto, Willy Stephanus, Marcel Papama, Hendrick Somaeb, Muna Katupose, Sadney Urikhob, Benson Shilongo and Itamunua Keimuine.

-Mark Ogagan, with Agency reports

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