Guinea is coming into the competition for the 3rd time while Namibia are making their second after debuting in 2018 where they made it to the semi finals.
The brave worriors booked their place to CHAN 2020 after surpassing Madagascar in the cosafa southern zone while Guinea made it pass Senegal in the West zonr clash.
The pre-match press conference that took place in Limbe this 18th January gave a taste to what fans will be expecting on the pitch come 8pm local time.
Namibian coach Bobby Samaria lamented on his team’s poor preparation towards CHAN but promises his boys will put on a good show.
“We haven’t had professional football for 18 months, due to Covid19, but we will do our best tomorrow. We are motivated, although we know that our opponent has rather played football more than us this year.”
“A good part of my team, 11 players, and 1 member of the technical staff had tested positive and they joined us late, so technically we are not well prepared. However, we are going to play our football ”explained Bobby Samaria.
On the other side, Guinea seems more confident as coach Lappe Bangoura says his team is ready for the competition and has fixed as objectif, to qualify for the knockout stage.
“Our ambitions are first to qualify for the second round. And I have a team capable of pulling off this bet. We have a group ready on the physical and technical level. We respect our opponent, but we will come with our qualities and get a good spot in our Group, which I consider the group of death. There is solidarity within my group, that will help us, ” said Lappé Bangoura.
Guinea as compared to Namibia has gotten a fair preperation towards CHAN with a camp in Morocco.
Sportsmole’s possible line-up of both teams:
Guinea possible starting lineup:
Moussa; Sekouba, Mohamed, Naby, Mangue; Morlaye, Ismael, Mohamed; Boniface, Sory, Camara
Namibia possible starting lineup:
Maova; Martin, Ngaruka, Mutanga, Ikeinge; Handura, Neibeb, Papama; Nekundi, Gurirab, Kambin
The two teams will lock horns at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium at 8pm after the Zambia vs Tanzania clash.