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Mannetti announce team to face Gambia

Oct 5, 2015, 9:53 AM

Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti on Thursday announced an 18-man squad to travel to face the Gambia for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers preliminary round.

The Brave Warriors will play Gambia in Banjul on Friday, 9 October 2015 inthe first leg of the 2018 FIFA WorldCup preliminary round with thereturn leg due to be played on Tuesday 13 October at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Namibia.

Mannetti explained that the team is made up of players who have been in the team for most of 2015.’

“The team consists of players who played for us during Cosafa, the CHAN and AFCON qualifiers and because of the experience and their response to the team philosophy,” Mannetti said.

“Our local league just got off and players are still rusty and those outside the country too, I must

admit have not hit top gear yet.”

“There is still room for changes in the future but for the game against the Gambia these are the players we have.”

The coach told the media conference that Gambia will be a tricky opponent in the next two weeks and was hoping for the best from his team.