Isaacs to use Swazi friendly to asses Gladiators

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In preparation for the upcoming Cosafa Women Championship in Bulawayo, the Brave Gladiators will be playing a friendly game against Swaziland on Saturday at the NFA Technical Centre as coach Brian Isaac asses his new players.

The Brave Gladiators coached by Brain Isaacs will have their first state of international football in 2017 when they play the visiting Swaziland side on Saturday at the NFA Technical Centre, 15h00. Entrance fee N$ 3.00.

Coach Brian Isaacs says he wil use the game to assess the situation and work out a way forward ahead of the Cosafa championships.

“ I have to see what I have and how regional football is and then plan what we need to do in terms of going into Cosafa. Expectations for Cosafa will be premature to state now. I have to use my knowledge and experience. The girls have been inactive for a long time and I need to see what I can work with and what changes need to be made before we go to Cosafa”, Isaacs states.

The Gladiators are in Group C against three-time winners South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana and will place their first game on 13 September, 10h30 against Botswana at the Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo.

The Young Gladiators, coached by Mervin Mbakera will take on their Swazi counterparts at the same venue on Sunday, 27 August at 15h00.

Brave Gladiators: Agnes Kauzuu, Melisa Matheus, Mamie Kasaona, Ndapewa Katuta, Stacey Naris, Ester Amukwaya, Anna-Marie Shikusho, Juliana Skrywer, Juliana Blou, Lovisa Mulunga, Vistoria Shangula, Memory Ngonda, Twanyanyukwa Astino, Martina Tjauha, Twelikondjela Amukoto, Lorraine Jossop, Elmarie Fredericks, Naemy Haindongo, Elina Uulumbu, Sarafina Nakashole and Lydia Naluno.

Young Gladiators: Batista Kasume, Veronica Van Wyk, Anna Shaende, Vanessa !Noreses, Nguvi Kahitu, Iyaloo Rooi, Lydiana Nanamus, Beverly Uueziua, Asteria Angula, Kylie Van Wyk, Memory Ngonda, Cezaria Laksman, Julia Rutjindo, Ousie Gowases, Kamunikire Tjituka, Sharon Pieters, Mbitjita Mungunda, Laesa Hanse, Lillie Kasheeta, Alicia Gertze, Selma Enkali, Helena Shuumbwa, Ivonne Kooper, Ignacia Haoses and Natasha Vekarapi.