Coleman jets in for Angola friendlies
07 April 2021 | Sports
Brave Gladiators coach Robert Nauseb has included Spain-based Zenatha Coleman in his final 23 players to face Angola in two international friendlies today and on Saturday.
The Gladiators are hosting their neighbours with matches scheduled for this week at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, which will kick off at 15:00. Due to Covid-19 regulations, no fans will be allowed into the stadium.
The team’s preparations for the friendly kicked off three weeks ago, and Nauseb revealed the two friendlies are a build-up for Cosafa and the World Cup qualifiers slated to take place later this year.
“It was not an easy decision to make to come up with the final squad. All the players gave their all and the commitment was encouraging, but in the end, we can only do with 23. We have options and that is good going forward,” he said.
Coleman was unable to join the squad earlier due to other commitments with her club, however, team manager Sunny Maharero confirmed that the star player was set to join the team early yesterday morning.
Brave Gladiators final squad:
Goalkeepers: Mellissa Matheus, Agnes Kauzuu, Lydia Eixas.
Defenders: Eddelsisingh Emma Naris, Veronika Van Wyk, Selma Enkali, Lovisa Mulunga, Kamunikire Tjituka, Lydiana Nanamus, Iina Katuta.
Midfielders: Milicent Hikuam, Thomalina Adams, Asteria Angula, Meltret Ujamba, Ivone Irene Kooper, Annouschka Kordom.
Strikers: Beverly Ueziua, Fiola Vliete, Memory Ngonda, Anna-Marie Shikusho, Precious Hambira, Juliana Blou and Coleman.