The Namibian (Windhoek)

7 January 2013

Namibia: Rudolph Bester Suffers Training Injury

BRAVE Warriors midfielder Rudolph Bester could miss the upcoming friendly matches after picking up an injury during training on Thursday.

The player underwent a scan on his swollen left ankle on Friday after sitting out most of Thursday's training sessions at the NFA technical Centre.

"We will only know tomorrow (today) how severe the injury is once we get the result of the scan," team manager Tim Isaacs said yesterday.

"I had the ball by the centre line and decided to take on the defender in front of me and suddenly twisted my ankle without anyone touching me and now its paining. Maybe it's the pitch because I am not used to it, it is artificial and not natural grass, but I really hope is not that serious," Bester told nfa.org.na on Friday.

The searing day time temperature have meant that the technical team re-arrange the training schedule so as to protect the players' health.

"We are also hoping to move to the Independence Stadium soon and otherwise the guys look in good shape. Obviously there are some players that are the lagging behind but we will sort them out," interim Brave Warriors head coach Bernard Kaanjuka said.

The Brave Warriors will contest friendly internationals with Afcon contenders Morocco in Johannesburg on Saturday and three days later against African champions Zambia in Nelspruit.

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