NFA confirms women's teams' coaches

02 Jul 2019 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 02 JUL (NAMPA) – The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Normalisation Committee on Tuesday confirmed the coaches for the Brave Gladiators and the Under-20 women’s national team.
The chairperson of the committee, Hilda Basson-Namundjebo announced the temporary appointment of Uerikondjera “Mamie” Kasaona as the head coach of the senior women’s team, the Brave Gladiators.
Kasaona will be assisted by former Brave Warriors winger Robert Nauseb, while Mervin Mbakera has been named as the Under-20 coach.
“This is a short-term arrangement. In the near future the NFA will advertise a number of vacancies specifically in the coaching departments because we do not have substantive coaches for the women’s teams. The previous coach (Brian Isaacks) was interim,” she said.
Basson-Namundjebo stressed that these are also interim appointments and will last until the end of the Senior Women’s 2019 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) tournament, which will run concurrently with the inaugural Under-20 tournament.
The 2019 Cosafa Women’s Championship will take place in South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality from 31 July until 11 August.
The Under-20 tournament will take place at the same venue from 01 to 11 August.
Kasaona said she was humbled by the appointment and is ready to serve women’s football with pride.
“I know what is expected from me. As former captain, I have what it takes to motivate and encourage the players. I am well prepared and this is a dream come true for me,” she said.
She added that she is ready to work hard and her experience in coaching the U-15 and U-20 teams will help with the coaching of the Gladiators.
Nauseb said he did not think twice about accepting the offer when he was called up for national duty.
The two coaches said they are already busy with the training of the Gladiators as they prepare for the Cosafa tournament.