Under-23 beats Westphalia 3-0

30 Jun 2015 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 30 JUN (NAMPA) – The national under-23 (U-23) women football team put their strength on display when they beat Westphalia 3-0 in the last game of the German team’s Namibia tour at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Monday afternoon.
The visiting German Westphalia team is on its annual visit to Namibia.
The teams played to a dull goalless first half as little chances were created from both sides of the field.
In the second half, Namibia’s U-23 emerged as the more dominant side, taking the lead a few minutes into the second half through Memory Ngonda, who converted through an assist by Thomalina Adams.
Eight minutes later, Ngonda assisted Anna-Marie Shikusho with the second goal in the 55th minute.
Zenatha Coleman made the visiting German youth team’s dream impossible to strike back, as she scored their last goal from the centre line in the 76th minute.
Speaking to the media after the game, U-23 coach, Uerikondjera Kasaona said she was happy they at least managed to win one game against the Westphalia team that has been on tour in Namibia.
“Today, we changed our game plan against the Westphalia team from the plan that was used when they played the Brave Gladiators and U-20 team.
“We came in the game and attacked from the wings and it really worked for us. We are happy to at least win one game out of the three we played,” she said.
Westphalia won its first match 1-0 against U-20 and the won 3-2 against the Brave Gladiators.