The Namibian (Windhoek)

15 February 2013

Namibia: Kaanjuka's Coaching Position Under Review, Says Rukoro

THE Namibia Football Association will announce shortly whether Bernard Kaanjuka will continue as head coach of the Brave Warriors.

According to NFA secretary general Barry Rukoro, Kaanjuka's performance to date is being assessed and a decision whether to retain him or relieve him of his responsibility is imminent.

Kaanjuka, who doubles as the country's deputy director of sport, has been in a caretaker capacity since replacing former interim coach Brian Isaacs in September 2011.

"I think he has not done badly. He has done well with regard to bringing confidence into the team," Rukoro told The Namibian Sport.

"But it's not about the present only. We have to look at the future and what is best for the national team."

The Brave Warriors have been without a substantial coach since the unceremonious departure of Belgian Tom Saintfiet in October 2010.

Isaacs, a former assistant to Saintfiet, failed to land the job on a full-time basis following a run of three losses, two wins and a draw.

Kaanjuka was his right-hand man during that period. He has since led the team to four wins, three defeats and six draws.

He was expected to be interim head coach until "such time that all stakeholders have been consulted on the matter of the post advertisement".

Rukoro said: We are working on the issue of the head coach. We will make an announcement in the near future once we have finalised the process."

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