Young Gladiators’ Coach, Errol Damaseb has unveiled his final 23-player squad for the upcoming FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville.

The first leg is scheduled to take place on 8th October 2023 at the Brazzaville Stade-Alphonse Massamba Debat, with kick-off time set for 15:30. The return leg is scheduled for 13th October 2023 at the same venue and kick-off time.

Damaseb said the squad has been carefully selected to balance the experienced players with new promising talent.

“The plan remains the same; to get positive results throughout the qualifiers and advance to the tournament.” he said.

Talent in the goalkeeping department consists of Sarafina Khuruses, Hilde Tjiueza, and Iilonga Teolindus.

The defensive line has Aune Andreas, Onondjamo Kaetjavi, Okeri-Hitjitevi Haakuria, Talitha Aubes, Utuzuvira Kahiriri, Prisca Amuntale, and Frieda Kenda.

Captain, Anna-Ida Somses, in the midfield, along with Brenda Tjozongoro, Kristofina Benyameni, Mclee Tsuses, Charlotte Richter and Aochamus Michelle.

Leading the attack are Albertina Fillipus, Elsabe Reinecke, Leena Alweendo, Chaselinne Jossop, Jekohasanna Kamatjipose, Michane Vries, and Memory Nandova.

The captain, Somses, said the Young Gladiators will look to make history in their quest for the prestigious tournament and bring glory to Namibian women’s football.

“We are excited to take on Congo Brazzaville, show [case] our talents and create positive results from both matches.” she stated.

The team will depart from Windhoek today, Wednesday, 4th October 2023, and make their way to Congo Brazzaville via Addis Ababa.