The chairman of the FIFA Normalization Committee (NC) of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Bisey Uirab Tuesday announced Collin Benjamin as  Namibia’s head coach for the men’s football team, the Brave Warriors.

Benjamin’s five-year contract came in effect immediately and the NC has authorized him to select his preferred technical team, Uirab said at a media brief in Windhoek.

Benjamin has been tasked to achieve the following during his tenure: ensure stability in the Brave Warriors and perform well in the forthcoming COSAFA Cup 2022 in July; ensure Namibia qualify for Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 and build a formidable team for the future; and build a strong and forceful Brave Warriors for AFCON 2027 which Namibia has put a bid to co-host with Botswana, Uirab added.

The new coach meanwhile thanked the NFA, NC as well as all football-lovers and the broader Namibian nation for the confidence and trust they bestowed upon him to lead the team for the next five years up to AFCON 2027.

“We have a lot of work to do, and I will rely and depend a lot on all football stakeholders, including the media to assist me in taking the Brave Warriors from great to even greater heights,” Benjamin said.

Benjamin takes over from interim coach Bobby Samaria and his technical team.

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