Gladiators secure Swaziland friendly
Brave and Young Gladiators continue to prepare to host next year’s CAF Women Championships and the upcoming 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup qualifiers, with friendly matches against Swaziland on 26th and 28th of this month at the NFA Technical Centre.
A group of 19 senior players has been called up to train for the encounter, which will kickoff at 16h30 next Saturday while the actual camp started yesterday.
A further group of 23 players have been called up for the Young Gladiators. They will play against Swaziland next Thursday at 16h00 and look forward to their October 26th first–leg clash against Zambia in the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup Qualifiers in Windhoek.
Germany-returnee, Rejoice Mammie Kasaona, has been identified as the player to watch out for at the Saturday clash against the Swazi ladies.
Stella Williams, Shirley “ Khumalo” Cloete and Leandre “Soekie” Lukas return after almost a year-long absence from active women's football. They face stiff competition from promising youngsters, such as Vistoria Shangula, Annouscka Kordom and Memory Ngonda, all 15-year-olds.
Also up for consideration is Rejoice Tjitaura; a teacher in the Oshana Region who came into the reckoning during the Talent Identification Cup earlier this year.
Here is the list of Gladiators who have been called up: Agnes Kauzuu, Novata Paulus, Lydia Eixas, Rejoice Tjitaura, Stacey Naris, Rejoice Kasaona, Mangulukeni Hamata, Ina Katuta, Ester Amukwaya, Amukoto Iyakondjelwa, Emmerencia Fredericks, Zenatha Coleman, Stella Williams, Shirley Cloete, Leandre Lukas, Martina Tjauha, Vistoria Shangula, Juliana Skrywer and Maggy Paulus.