Maggy Mengo won't retire soon - Coach

February 22, 2018, 6:25pm

Namibian women national hockey team captain, Maggy Mengo, will not be retiring that quick as had been anticipated, team coach Erwin Handura has exclusively told The Villager Sport.

Mengo led the team into the tempest of the Berlin World Cup where they lost out on a chance to land into the quarter finals but managed to raise the country’s colors by winning the top goal scorer award. 

She had indicated that she would be considering calling it quits soon after Berlin, but coach Handura has said it will not be that fast.

“Mengo wanted to retire at 50 games, I think now she is only at 48 so it means she is falling short of two to reach the milestone of 50 to be the first Namibian ever to reach 50. So of course we are looking for an event or two during the course of the year where we can make sure that she gets her 50 caps,” said Handura.

Meanwhile discussions are underway and are at an advanced stage with the captain to realise this milestone, the coach said.