Cape Town - Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Virgil Vries has
suffered another blow to his career as he was dropped from Namibia's Africa Cup
of Nations squad.
Vries spent the majority of last season with Chiefs but was
released in May after he committed a number of high profile blunders.
His performances were so concerning at the time that
Amakhosi drafted in Daniel Akpeyi from Chippa United, as regular incumbent Itumeleng
Khune was out injured for the season.
Nonetheless, the 30-year-old appears to have some work to do
in terms of rebuilding both his Premiership and international career.
With that said, Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti says
he believes he has picked a balanced squad.
He told reporters: "We feel this team has the right
energy, they are right for the tactics and will represent Namibia to the best
of their abilities. These are the right players with the right work ethic and
The Namibians are in a tough Group D which includes South
Africa, Morocco and Ivory Coast.