Gladiators celebrate Independence day on winning note

22 Mar 2015 09:30am
WINDHOEK, 22 MAR (NAMPA)- Brave Gladiators ended the Independence celebration on a winning note, after beating Swaziland's Sitsebe Football Club 6-2.
The women clashed here on Saturday as part of the Independence celebration.
The Namibian's girls gave pressure to their opponents from the onset, with Zenatha Coleman finding the back of the net eight minutes into the first half.
About eight minutes later, Juliana Skrywer scored their second goal to put them on a 2-0 lead.
The Sitsebe girls were not discourage by the Gladiator's goals, with Buhle Mdlulu scoring for her team in the 25th minute.
Anna Shikusho was strong enough to again make the Swaziland net bulge just four minutes after their opponents scored.
The Brave Gladiators scored their goal before half time through Lorraine Jossob, to take a 4-1 lead at half time.
Upon their return, the Namibian girls continued to celebrate their 25 years of Independence in style with more goals from their side, which also saw Memory Ngonda scoring their fifth goal.
The Swaziland ladies however also showed what they came to Namibia for, as Celiwe Nkambule's shot bulge the Gladiators net in the 75th minute.
Just before the end of the match, Namibia's Lovisa Mulunga also score, ending the game in 6-2 victory.
Speaking to Nampa after the game, Coach Jacqueline Shipanga said the girls surprised her with the manner in which they played, and score the goals one after the other.
'The way we played today really shows that women football in Namibia is moving into the right direction,' she said.
Shipanga said they are dedicating their victory to President Hage Geingob who have always been sporting the team.
'We wanted to just win this game, and to give our Namibian people a good taste of Independence and also to show our new president that we are growing every time,' she said.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) President Frans Mbidi told this news agency that he was amazed by the level at which the Gladiators played.
'This was a brilliant football from the girls, and I see that women football is improving in this country. We just need to give them more chances to play,' he said.
(NAMPA)
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