Lithuania based Coleman happy at Gintra
Brave Gladiators duo of Zenatha Coleman and her Gintra Universitetas teammate, Thomalina Adams arrived in the country last week after spending nearly seven successful months in Siauliai, northern Lithuania.
A starring role for the club, which included being the club’s leading scorer with nearly 50 goals and the 2016 Lithuanian Women’s League A Championship title, ended with Coleman being rewarded a contract extension to ward off tempting suitors from Europe’s elite football leagues.
Such has been Coleman’s impact that the club, who captured a record-extending 15th league title, that the Lithuanian champions intend to build the squad around the gifted Namibian attacker next season.
Coleman said she agreed to a new one-year contract despite attractive offers from across Europe to show gratitude towards Gintra for taking a gamble on her potential and because she believes the club presents excellent conditions for her to develop before taking the next step in her professional career.
Coleman said that she feels happy after her first season at Gintra University. “In fact, the whole season I worked very hard, I put a lot of effort and I think I deserve to receive the new offer. I believe that the coming season will be even more successful, both for me personally, as well as the team” she said.
On becoming a league champion in Lithuania.
This year, Cole not only managed to play abroad but also made her debut in the biggest club football competition, the Uefa Champions League.