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Nyambe set for AFCON bow

Rovers right-back set to start against Morocco in Africa Cup of Nations opener in Egypt

23 June 2019

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Ryan Nyambe is expected to make his competitive debut for Namibia today, as they get their Africa Cup of Nations campaign underway.

The Rovers right-back earned his first cap for his country earlier this month, starring in a 1-0 victory over Ghana in a Dubai-based friendly.

After flying out to Egypt as part of a 23-man squad, Nyambe and the Brave Warriors kick-off their Group D games against Morocco later today (3.30pm).

The 21-year-old, who was born in Katima Mulilo before coming over to England at the age of nine, is expected to line up in the Namibia defence.

The Brave Warriors have a tough task if they are to progress to the knockout phase, with group games against South Africa (June 28th) and Ivory Coast (July 1st) still to come.

Meanwhile, in America, Jayson Leutwiler will again be part of the Canada squad, as they look to book their place in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Rovers goalkeeper has so far been an unused substitute, as Canada defeated Martinique 4-0 in their opening group game, before losing 3-1 to Mexico - the ranked team in the competition.

The Reds face Cuba at the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, tonight (11pm), knowing that a win will take them through to the last eight.

Cuba have lost their opening two games in Group A by an aggregate score of 10-0.

The knockout stage is set to begin on Saturday June 29th. Leutwiler has three caps for Canada, but hasn’t featured for his country since March 2017.

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