Retired former Brave Gladiators resolute Captain Uerikondjera Kasaona is appointed as the new head coach of the Brave Gladiators ahead of their Cosafa Women Cup later this month with Robert Nauseb appointed as her assistant.
Former interim coach Brian Isaacs takes up the role of Technical Advisor for the Gladiators.
“Iam well prepared because getting this opportunity to coach a tournament of such magnitude has always been a dream. As a former player, I know what is expected of me and iam confident I will be able to not only coach but also advice accordingly”, Kasaona says.
She adds that there will be no challenge coaching her former players as they have been under her leadership before as coach, some at u/20 and u23 level, while the others she coached recently during the Hage Geingob Cup.
The COSAFA Women’s Championship will be hosted in South Africa as of the 31 July up until the 11th August 2019. The draw is expected to take place tomorrow, the 3rd July.
Zenatha Coleman will be the Captain with Ndapewa Katuta as the vice-captain.
Kasaona thanks Skorpion Zinc for the major contribution towards female football and making sure the girl child is awarded a fair chance to showcase their talent and pursue their passion through the NFA Skorpion Zinc Women Super League.
Former Baby Gladiators coach Mervin Mbakera has been named as the coach for the Under-20 national team. The Cosafa Under-20 games will take place at the same venue from 01 to 11 August.
Called up are :Lydia Eixas,Melissa Matheus,Agnes Kauzuu,rejoice Tjituere,Ndapewa Katuta, Selma Enkali,Lorraine Jossop, Lydiana Nanamus,Veronica Van Wyk, Emma Naris, Lovisa Mulunga, Veweziwa Kotjipati,Kamunikire Tjituka, Ivone Kooper, Twelikondjele Amukoto, Tomalina Adams, Milicent Hikuam,Zenatha Colemann, Juliana Blou, Elmarie Fredericks, Anoushcka Kordom, Asteria Angula, Eva Uulumbu, Meltret Ujamba, Lydia Ligamena Naluno, Anna-Marie Shikusho, Beverly Uueziua, Memory Ngonda, Fiola Vliete and Kylie Van Wyk.