Nam wins silver medals in AUSC women's football

21 Dec 2016 08:30am
By Hesron Kapanga
LUANDA, 18 DEC (NAMPA) – Namibia’s women’s football team ended second in the 2016 African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five Under-20 Youth Games in Luanda, Angola after losing 0-5 to South Africa on Saturday.
South Africa scored two early goals in the opening four minutes of the game through Karabo Dlamini and Sibulele Molweni.
Dlamini recorded a brace in the 36th minute to make the half time score 3-0.
Namibia came out more composed in the second half but South Africa was too strong and had the Namibians make individual errors, one which resulted in a penalty in the 49th minute which pushed the score to 4-0.
The last goal of the game came in the 64th minute after brilliant combination play from the midfield that substitute, Linda Motlhalo, capitalised on.
Speaking to Nampa after the game, Namibia’s coach Bryan van Staden said he was happy with his squad’s achievement at the games.
“When we left the country, we promised to go back with a medal and I am happy that we at least managed to win that medal even though it’s not a gold medal that we wanted the most.”
Van Staden said throughout the competition the girls grew as a team and will do better in any competition with the experience they gained here.
Only Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe competed in the women’s football category.