Poly Babes looking to close gap
UNAM Bokkies, V-Power Angels, Khomas NAMPOL Ladies as well as Poly Babes have set their sights on closing the gap on runaway Women Football Super League leaders, Tura Magic Ladies, as action resume this weekend in Windhoek.
Tura Magic last weekend thumped UNAM Bokkies 7-0 and inflicted the same defeat on 21 Brigade United to increase their lead at the top of the table to 33 points after 11 matches and further expand their goal difference to an unprecedented 134.
This weekend, UNAM who won their second game last weekend 6-0 against Windhoek City Girls United and are placed fourth on the table and are on 23 points after 12 games, face a tough challenge when they host NAMPOL Ladies at UNAM on Saturday at 16h30. UNAM will then welcome Java Java Ladies on Sunday at 11h00.
Poly Babes, fifth on the log with 16 points will face Galz & Goals at the NFA Technical Centre at 13h20 to be followed by a clash between the star-studded Tura Magic against the V-Power Girls at 15h10. On Sunday; 21 Brigade play V-Power Girls at 08h30; Tura Magic versus Poly Babes at 10h30; Galz & Goals against NAMPOL Ladies at 12h30, all at the NFA Technical Centre; Bokkies against Java Java at 11h00 at UNAM.
Zenatha Coleman of Tura Magic is leading the scoring charts with 31 goals followed by teammate Anna Shikusho on 20 goals with Lorraine Jossob of Poly Babes and Thomalina Adams of Magic tied on 18 goals apiece in third place. The second round of the Women Super league will now be played for 90 minutes instead of 80 to increase the match tempo and match fitness of the ladies.
“We have the 2016 CAF Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers coming up and our ladies are not up to standard yet. 90 minutes will give them more time to play and increase their fitness levels and their concentrations. We concede a lot of goals at national level inside the last ten minutes and additional 10 to the normal 80 we had will come in handy,” explained Jacqui Shipanga, Brave Gladiators head coach and one of the league administrators.