Johannesburg - Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti says he would love to get one over
his former boss when the Brave Warriors face Bafana Bafana in the COSAFA
Cup on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Football441 website, the 38-year-old, who worked under Bafana coach Gordon Igesund
during their time together at Santos, was recently appointed as the
country's new national coach and is eyeing a place in the COSAFA Cup
The Namibians have twice got the better of their southern
neighbours in their two previous meetings at the competition and they
will be feeling confident of making it a third-time lucky as they
prepare to face a weakened South Africa squad.
Igesund had initially elected to announce a strong squad for the
quarter-final clash, but following a spate of withdrawals of a number of
key players, he has been forced to rethink his plans.
And Mannetti feels his side has a real chance of recording a
positive result on Saturday, saying: "Anything can happen when Namibia
face South Africa because it is always an emotional occasion.
"We have defied the odds to shock Bafana Bafana several times in
the COSAFA Cup and I would love to get one over my former boss Gordon."