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Former Chiefs keeper not selected for AFCON

News24
11 Jun 2019, 22:12 GMT+10

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 harmony."

The Namibians are in a tough Group D which includes South Africa, Morocco and Ivory Coast.

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