Jacobs called to Warriors

Jacobs called to Warriors

NAMIBIAN international Quinton Jacobs was surprisingly included in the Brave Warriors squad ahead an African Nations Cup clash against Ethiopia on September 8, despite declaring himself unavailable for the team.

Another inclusion was South African-based defender Richard Gariseb, who earlier also stated that he would not play for the national side again. Jacobs, who is now one of the biggest stars at his Norwegian-based Bryne FK side, earlier said that he would never play for the national side as long as assistant coach Ronnie Kanalelo was part of the set-up.But Brave Warriors team manager Tim Isaacs yesterday said that head coach Ben Bamfuchile had spoken to Jacobs and he agreed to play for the team.Gariseb, who plays for Bidvest Wits in the South African premiership, earlier also said that he would not play for the side due to personal reasons, but now, according to Isaacs, he will be ready to play again.Further inclusions in the 24-man squad are Civics midfield dynamo Rudi Louw and the 18-year old African Stars goalkeeper Maxmillian Mbaeva.Mbaeva will be joined by Athiel Mbaha, who is currently clubless, and Ephraim Tjihonge, who plays at Black Leopards.Louw has resumed training with his team after an ankle injury, while Mbaeva has been drafted into the side to get used to the conditions of training at a higher level.Team captain Robert Nauseb will not be part of the team to Ethiopia as he is on suspension after being issued two yellow cards.South African-based players who have been called up include Sidney Plaatjies (Jomo Cosmos) and Hartman Toromba (Black Leopards).Oliver Risser will be coming in from his German club, Bonner SC, while the Angolan-based duo of Letu Shatimuene and Meraai Swartbooi will also join the fray.A total of 16 players have been drawn from the local premiership teams.Among the locals, identical twin brothers Muna and Tara Katupose have been included.Muna Katupose, who scored and set up two goals for Namibian in Botswana during the Cosafa Cup, recently also gave a fine display during the Tisan Games in Windhoek, walking away as the player of the tournament.The twins have been spotted by Bamfuchile while playing for Kunene-based lower division side Epupa Eleven.The full squad is as follows: Athiel Mbaha, Maxmillian Mbaeva, Ephraim Tjihonge, Gottlieb Nakuta, Mali Ngarizemo, Michael Pienaar, Franklin April, Jeremia Baisako, Jamu Ngatjizeko, Brian Brendell, Tara Katupose, Rudi Louw, Rudolf Bester, Gerson Katjatenja, Muna Katupose, Eddy Masweu, Chris Katjiukua, Quinton Jacobs, Oliver Risser, Sidney Plaatjies, Hartman Toromba, Letu Shatimuene, Meraai Swartbooi and Richard GarisebJacobs, who is now one of the biggest stars at his Norwegian-based Bryne FK side, earlier said that he would never play for the national side as long as assistant coach Ronnie Kanalelo was part of the set-up.But Brave Warriors team manager Tim Isaacs yesterday said that head coach Ben Bamfuchile had spoken to Jacobs and he agreed to play for the team.Gariseb, who plays for Bidvest Wits in the South African premiership, earlier also said that he would not play for the side due to personal reasons, but now, according to Isaacs, he will be ready to play again.Further inclusions in the 24-man squad are Civics midfield dynamo Rudi Louw and the 18-year old African Stars goalkeeper Maxmillian Mbaeva.Mbaeva will be joined by Athiel Mbaha, who is currently clubless, and Ephraim Tjihonge, who plays at Black Leopards.Louw has resumed training with his team after an ankle injury, while Mbaeva has been drafted into the side to get used to the conditions of training at a higher level.Team captain Robert Nauseb will not be part of the team to Ethiopia as he is on suspension after being issued two yellow cards.South African-based players who have been called up include Sidney Plaatjies (Jomo Cosmos) and Hartman Toromba (Black Leopards).Oliver Risser will be coming in from his German club, Bonner SC, while the Angolan-based duo of Letu Shatimuene and Meraai Swartbooi will also join the fray.A total of 16 players have been drawn from the local premiership teams.Among the locals, identical twin brothers Muna and Tara Katupose have been included.Muna Katupose, who scored and set up two goals for Namibian in Botswana during the Cosafa Cup, recently also gave a fine display during the Tisan Games in Windhoek, walking away as the player of the tournament.The twins have been spotted by Bamfuchile while playing for Kunene-based lower division side Epupa Eleven.The full squad is as follows: Athiel Mbaha, Maxmillian Mbaeva, Ephraim Tjihonge, Gottlieb Nakuta, Mali Ngarizemo, Michael Pienaar, Franklin April, Jeremia Baisako, Jamu Ngatjizeko, Brian Brendell, Tara Katupose, Rudi Louw, Rudolf Bester, Gerson Katjatenja, Muna Katupose, Eddy Masweu, Chris Katjiukua, Quinton Jacobs, Oliver Risser, Sidney Plaatjies, Hartman Toromba, Letu Shatimuene, Meraai Swartbooi and Richard Gariseb

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