South Africa wins women football title in Angola.
South Africa beat Namibia's Young Gladiators 5-0 to win the women's football title at the 2016 Regional Youth Games in Angola yesterday.
South Africa, who managed to impress throughout the tournament with players such as Karabo Dlamini and Linda Matlhola, managed to grow their confidence and it came as no surprise when a hat-trick by Dlamini and a brace from Matlhola was all they needed to unease the Namibians.
Young Gladiators Coach Bryan van Staden said it was a tough battle against South Africa but his ladies has learned that possession is crucial in international football.
“You have to keep possession of the ball so that you control the match and we tried that very hard against a well drilled SA side. The ladies learned a lot from the five games played and they will have to adapt and improve as a team”, van Staden said.
In the third-place playoff match, Angola who's campaign to the tournament did not start very well but ended much better as they managed to get the bronze medal after a convincing 4-0 win over Zimbabwe.