We are ready to show no mercy to Liberia Ketjijere
Buoyed on by their 1-0 win over Kenya in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier last week, Namibia will be looking to get the best of the visiting Liberia for their return fixture of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations second round qualifier.Cafonline.com caught up with Brave Warriors captain Ronald Ketjijereahead of the match set for Saturday at the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium.
Cafonline.com: Ronald , Kenya is out of the way and you have to regroup for the Liberia game…
Ronald Ketjijere: Of course, we played that game and won it and it now water under the bridge. We are very satisfied with our performance in that game and we are very confident at the moment and can’t wait to face Liberia. It will be massive game against Liberia because the pressure keeps mounting on us. We won last weekend and now we will be expected to do as well and qualify to the next round of the 2013 AFCON qualifiers.
Cafonline.com: Looking back at that 1-0 defeat in Monrovia against Liberia, what went wrong and how can you change it?
Ronald Ketjijere: It was very simple. They played at home and took the game to us at every opportunity. They kept us under pressure and our plan was to ensure that we don’t concede more and keep it simple. We finally managed that but ideally a scoreless result could have worked for us. But now we have it all to do. We have to win by two clear goals to advance. We have the confidence and we have to do it against all odds.
Cafonline.com: What seems to be working for your team at the moment?
Ronald Ketjijere: I think our defence is very tight and composed and we are working very hard in midfield shielding our goal and overall, all the players are motivated to stamp their mark on this era of the team and do well.
Cafonline.com: But you don’t seem to be scoring enough goals?
Ronald Ketjijere: Yes that is the issue and has been and we will have to improve on it very soon. We need to start scoring goals, is not like we don’t create chances, it’s just a matter of converting them. We have to use our chances and take them well to get the much-needed goals that win matches. We can’t just rely on good defensive play; we need to score as well.
Cafonline.com: How much will home support mean in the match against Liberia?
Ronald Ketjijere: It will mean a lot for us. It worked against Kenya last weekend and now we have Liberia at home and we hope that more and more people will come and support us again. We need that kind of support to motive us further and remind us that we are doing it for all those people and not just for ourselves. We will play to win and show no mercy to Liberia.
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