Africa Soccer Namibia defender Gebhardt hangs his boots from national duty

Brave Warriors head coach, Collin Benjamin, has described the retirement of Warriors solid defender from the national team as a sad day for Namibian football but acknowledged the retirement and praised Gebhardt for his dedication to the team and the discipline he displayed on and off the pitch.

“Thirteen (13) years of playing football on the national front is commendable, I want to thank him for putting his legs, knees, ankles, and his head on the block for Namibia as a hard tackling defender,” said Benjamin as quoted by Namibia FA social media pages.

“We are extremely proud of him and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” added Benjamin.

Gebhardt hung up his international boots on Thursday, 16 May 2024 after a long career spanning over 13 years, where he earned 105 caps.

“We are over- achievers and I’m extremely proud to be part of the special crop of players who have done so much for the Braves. My first call up was in July 2011, and the journey since than has been nothing short of amazing,” explained Gebhardt.

“I feel like now is the right time to make that call, I want to keep the body as healthy as possible. I sustained a hamstring before AFCON and that was most probably the first sign.”

Weighing on the retirement, Gebhardt explained that the thought has always been at the back of his head, and it was just a moment of when. “I have already communicated to a few of the players before and AFCON that this will probably be the last time they see me on national duty.”

Gebhardt will continue to play for 1st Division side, Baroka FC in South Africa.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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