Young Gladiators shine in Angola as they beats Zimbabwe

Young Gladiators shine in Angola as they beats Zimbabwe

The Young Gladiators got off to a great start at the bi-annual African Union Sport Council Region Five Under-20 Games underway in Luanda, Angola, after beating Zimbabwe 2-0 over the weekend.

Memory Ngonda and Millicent Hikuama scored for Namibia.

Namibia goalkeeper Mellissa Matheus won the “Player of the Match” award thanks to her goalkeeping heroics.

According to Coach Bryan van Staden, the ladies gave a good account of themselves following a not so smooth way to the tournament.

“We didn’t have a very good welcome and also a good game but I’m satisfied with the chances we created and the win means a lot to the team. The confidence of the ladies will be pumped up going into the next game on Monday” Van Staden says.

The Young Gladiators will take on South Africa tomorrow (Mon).

South Africa defeated Angola 7-0 in their opening game on the same day.