Coleman promises more against Botswana
08 Apr 2019 17:10pm
REHOBOTH, 08 APR (NAMPA) - Brave Gladiators captain Zenatha Coleman said she will improve her display Tuesday night in their 2020 Tokyo Olympics Qualifier first round, second leg match against Botswana at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Spain-based Coleman led the side for the first time on Friday in Gaborone when the Brave Gladiators lost 1-0.
We will be at home and will face a very tough side that knows they have that important away goal and therefore, we need to come and get our goal as well and be careful not to concede, Coleman was quoted as saying in a media release issued Monday.
Her team, she said, was not bad on Friday, noting that Botswana will have a plan too and the Brave Gladiators thus need to be smart as they now know the team better after the first match.
Coleman continued: I have to give more yet again as I am doing this for my country, people and teammates who look up to me for inspiration, so I have to deliver. I will surely give my all and with the armband its even more demanding, a demand that I fully take on to carry my team and country on my shoulders.
The Brave Gladiators and Botswana will meet on Tuesday 18h30 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium and coach Brian Isaacs will be without another key player, winger Thomalina Adams who is out with a knee injury.
Isaacs said doctors confirmed that Adams will not be available and will look to other players to use this chance to help the team advance.
The winner over the two legs will face South Africa, after which the winner from that match will then face Zambia or Zimbabwe in the third round.
There will be fourth and fifth round with the winner of the fifth round qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games and the losers to try their luck against Chile for a place in Tokyo.
The team is currently in camp.