Shitembi happy to be back in the Brave Warriors squad

Namibia’s international player Petrus Shitembi said it always feels good to wear the national colours and represent Namibia.

The left-footed football player currently playing for Kuching City in Malaysia has not featured for the Brave Warriors since he last played in the African Nations Cup qualifiers against Burundi in May 2022.

Shitembi, one of the most capped Brave Warriors players with 71 caps, told Nampa on Thursday that he is happy to be back in the squad and looking forward to facing South Africa on Saturday.

“We are looking forward to the match. The boys are in good spirits. My individual goal is always to do my best and try to help the team as best as I possibly can,” he said.

The Namibian dribbling wizard added that as a player, he would like to be remembered on a positive front both on and off the field, noting that “I hope our examples are those that can assist the younger players in realising their potential and ultimately achieving their individual goals and aspirations.”

Shitembi added that their Saturday game against South Africa will be a difficult one which holds a lot of history.

“You know, being neighbours and all, it always turns out to be an interesting encounter, and we don’t expect any different. But we are ready for the match. The technical team has prepared the boys as best as they could and we are looking forward to it and will give it our best,” he said.

The Brave Warriors of Namibia will take on their South African counterparts Bafana Bafana in an international friendly match at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg at 15h00 on Saturday.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency