Isaacs to use Swazi friendly to asses Gladiators

24 Aug 2017 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 24 AUG (NAMPA) – The Brave Gladiators will play a friendly match against Swaziland on Saturday at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre in preparation for the upcoming Council of Southern Africa Football Associations Women’s Senior tournament in Zimbabwe.
In a media release made available to Nampa on Thursday, the NFA said entrance to the venue will be N.dollars three (3).
The coach of the team, Brain Isaacs will use the match to assess how ready his injury hit side is for the tournament.
“I have to see what I have and how regional football is and then plan what we need to do in terms of going into Cosafa. Expectations for Cosafa will be premature to state now,” he said.
He added that he will have to use his experience and knowledge to prepare the girls for the tournament.
Isaacs said the women have been inactive for a long time and this does not make things easy.
Namibia is in group C and will face three time winners South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana.
Their first match will be against Botswana at 10h30 on 13 September at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.
Meanwhile, The Young Gladiators, coached by Mervin Mbakera will take on their Swazi counterparts as well at the same venue on Sunday, 27 August at 15h00.
They will be preparing for the Under 20 women’s World Cup Qualifiers that are scheduled to take place against South Africa on 18 September in South Africa.
Below are the Brave Gladiators players in camp:
Agnes Kauzuu, Melisa Matheus, Mamie Kasaona, Ndapewa Katuta, Stacey Naris, Ester Amukwaya, Anna-Marie Shikusho, Juliana Skrywer, Juliana Blou, Lovisa Mulunga, Vistoria Shangula, Memory Ngonda, Twanyanyukwa Astino, Martina Tjauha, Twelikondjela Amukoto, Lorraine Jossop, Elmarie Fredericks, Naemy Haindongo, Elina Uulumbu, Sarafina Nakashole and Lydia Naluno.