Kambindu eyes more goals
By Michael Uugwanga
AFTER collecting two consecutive ‘Player of the match’ awards and scoring three goals at the ongoing Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup, Brave Warriors striker Elmo Kambindu has said that he is still hungry for more individual success and ready to score more goals.
Kambindu was first awarded the ‘Player of the match’ award against Senegal on July 6 after scoring one goal in a 2-1 win over the West African giant after Namibia had taken the lead in the 13th minute into the match before Albert Diene hit back for Senegal four minutes later.
Five minutes into the second half, Kambindu got to the end of Aprocious Petrus’ through-ball to grab the goal.
On Sunday, it was the same story for the former Mighty Gunners striker who scored Namibia’s second goal in the 74th minute against Zimbabwe, just after Zimbabwean defender Jimmy Dzingai attempted to clear the ball before it struck the chest of teammate Qadar Amini and deflected into the net, leaving goalkeeper Washington Arubi wrong-footed and with no chance of making the save due to the presence of Kambindu inside Zimbabwe’s penalty area.
He was on target once again against Malawi on Tuesday in a 1-all draw.
At the end of the game, Kambindu was once again awarded ‘Player of the match’.
Speaking to Confidente Sport from Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa where the COSAFA Cup is taking place, Kambindu who recently signed a professional contract in Mozambique for Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol Costa do Sol, commonly known as Costa do Sol said he is hoping to win more awards and to score more goals for the Brave Warriors.
One might say that his move from local side Mighty Gunners from Otjiwarongo to Costa do Sol has really helped him discover his form of late.
“It is a good feeling obviously, but all credit to my teammates for supporting me and I am very happy.
“I can’t really say this form is because of my move to Mozambique, however on the other hand it also helped a little bit but I have been training very hard for this.
I also hope to score more in the upcoming fixtures,” said Kambindu.
Kambindu, a civil servant in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) is one of the Brave Warriors’ top strikers alongside the free-scoring Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns in the DSTV Premiership in South Africa.
Shalulile was not selected for the COSAFA Cup by coach Bobby Samaria due to injury he sustained before the final squad was announced.
The Brave Warriors COSAFA Cup squad is mostly made up of local-based players who have not seen football action of late amid Covid-19 restrictions.
“Most of us have been lacking some match fitness due to Covid-19 regulations, however we all want to give it all in the competition,” said Kambindu.