Kasaona targets Cosafa Women's Championship finals

29 Jul 2019 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 29 JUL (NAMPA) – The coach of the senior national women’s football team, Uerikondjera Kasaona, has set her sights on reaching the final of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Women’s Championship.
The tournament will run from Thursday until 11 August in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Kasaona revealed her ambitions on Monday at the Namibia Football Association headquarters in the capital during the official send-off ceremony for her team and the Under-20 women’s national football team, who both received national colours from the Namibia Sports Commission.
“We are very fit as we played a couple of games against the Under-20 team. We are ready to compete and not just to participate. We are hoping to get out of the group stage and from there we want nothing less than the final,” said Kasaona.
Senior national team captain, Zenatha Coleman, at the same occasion said the team has been preparing well, everybody in the team is ready for the tournament and the public should expect positive results from them.
The Under-20 team will participate in the tournament under the stewardship of Mervin Mbakera, who will be assisted by Heinrich Isaacks.
The senior Brave Gladiators squad is as follows:
Agnes Kauzuu, Mellissa Matheus, Lovisa Mulunga, Twelikondjela Amukoto, Emma Naris, Lorraine Jossop, Thomalina Adams, Millicent Hikuam, Memory Ngonda, Anna-Marie Shikusho, Elmarie Fredericks, Juliana Blou, Cheren Ujamba, Lydiana Nanamus, Kamunikire Tjituka, Veronica van Wyk and Zenatha Coleman.
The Brave Gladiators Under-20 team is as follows:
Fololian Hikwafelwa, Theopolina Matroos, Julia Rutjindo (captain), Albertina Aludhilu, Sharon Pieterse, Ada Zee Nasa, Chanteline Engelbrecht, Mercia Skywer, Nicole Philander, Soini Sheenya, Vijakura Tjingaete, Lerato Swartbooi, Meagan Schuster, Veronica April, Indira Jacobs, Beyonce Cloete and Shanice Daries.