Namibia humbled by Zambia in Africa Nations first leg
The Namibian Women’s soccer team, the Brave Gladiators returned home early this week, after they lost 3-1 to Zambia last week in the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations first leg, first round qualification match.
A brace from Zambia’s Noriah Sosala and a goal from Grace Chanda were enough to give Zambia a comfortable lead at half time.
In the second half the Brave Gladiators regrouped and came back a better side in the wet conditions at the Nkoloma Stadium, Zambia, as Vistoria Shangula, Mamie Kasaona and Vewe Kotjipati came on for Annouska Kordom, Juliana Skrywer and Stella Williams. Namibia only got their consolation goal in the 90th minute through, defender, Lorraine Jossob
According to Namibia Football Association, the outing overall was a bad, as early in the first half, Namibia’s play-maker Zenatha Coleman received a bad cut to her face and had to play with a bandaged head for the remainder of the match in which she was closely watched by the Zambians.
The Brave Gladiators now prepare for the crucial second leg match to be played on March 18 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek where they once beat Zambia 2-0 in 2014 CAF Women Championship.