Brave Warriors ready to make Mali match count

The Namibia senior national men’s football team goes into tonight’s match against Mali in their final group E game with the intention to make the outcome count in their favour.

Namibia is seated third on three points behind second-placed South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, also on three points, with Mali heading the group on four points.

For third-placed teams to advance to the knockout stage, they must rank within the top four third-placed teams based on points, goals difference and goals scored.

Brave Warriors coach Collin Benjamin in a prematch press conference yesterday made it clear that the fate of Namibia’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament journey lies solely in the team’s hands.

Set to face a formidable opponent tonight at 19h00, Benjamin expressed confidence that they will not rely on other teams’ performance for qualification as they have the chance to write history for Namibia.

Meanwhile, Brave Warriors captain Peter Shalulile asked why they should wait for others to do them a favour when they can do the job themselves.

He said the Brave Warriors will show up and give the game all they have, and leave the rest to God.

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