Friday, June 24, 2011

Namibia's Young Gladiators Beats SC Preussen Borghorst

Namibia's Young Gladiators team currently in Germany won their first friendly match on Wednesday by beating SC Preussen Borghorst 6-0.

Stacey Naris scored twice with Albertha Dawes, Zenatha Coleman, Kleintjie Fredericks and Juliana Skrywer scoring one goal each.

The team is in Germany on a training camp that is aimed at providing the coaching staff and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women’s Desk with a clear idea of the quality, commitment, discipline, professionalism and courage of the squad assembled to represent Namibia in international competitions.

Seven of the players were selected from the NFA School of Excellence program, while it also includes players who did well at the U20 Zone 6 Championships in Swaziland last year and some players from the Brave Gladiators team that played against Angola and Nigeria this year.

NFA technical director, Klaus Starke, is coaching the team with Natasha Cloete as team manager.

Sasol League National Championship - Update Day 4
Defending champions Palace Super Falcons and Detroit Ladies are set to clash in a repeat of last year’s final, when they meet in the first semi-final at the Sasol League National Championships at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium in Mangaung, Bloemfontein on Friday.

The first semi-final will kickoff at 12h00, with Cape Town Roses taking on Limpopo side Brazilian Ladies at 14h00 in the second semi-final.

Detroit Ladies, the winners of the inaugural Sasol League National Championships held in Cape Town two years ago, played out a thrilling 3-all draw with Cape Town Roses, which meant the Capetonians topped Group A with 7 points from 3 matches – two more than the Mpumalanga-based Detroit Ladies.

Cape Town Roses coach Xolile Madikane praised his players for the manner in which they kept an unbeaten record in their three group matches.

“The Banyana Banyana players in the Cape Town Roses squad have led by example and lifted the team’s level of play at the right time, as a spot among the last four teams was our goal after we failed to make the semi-finals at last year’s national championships held in Polokwane,” said Madikane.

Former Banyana Banyana midfielder Sanah Mollo scored four goals as hosts Bloemfontein Celtics thrashed Northern Cape representatives Royal Wizards 7-0.
But it was too little too late as the girls in green crashed out of the tournament, after Brazilians Ladies beat Hallelujah Zebra Force 2-0 to secure second spot in Group B and the all-important semi-final berth.

Group A:
Brazilians Ladies 2 Hallelujah Zebra Force 0
Bloemfontein Celtics 7 Royal Wizards 0

Group B:
Cape Town Roses 3 Detroit Ladies 3
Durban Ladies 1 Coastal Ladies 2


Seisa Ramabodu Stadium:  Palace Super Falcons vs Detroit Ladies
Seisa Ramabodu Stadium: Cape Town Roses vs Brazilians Ladies

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