Women’s football team coach says her team deprived use of Sam Nujoma Stadium

WINDHOEK: The senior national women’s football team coach says her team has been deprived use of the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura to prepare for a crucial competition in October this year.

Namibia will host and compete in the Telecom Namibia Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Championship from 11 to 25 October.

Jacqueline Shipanga told Nampa today ahead of her team’s friendly match against their South African counterparts here on Saturday her team has been deprived of the opportunity to train at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, where they will play most of their games.

She said they also don’t have a medical doctor assigned to the team on a part-time or full-time basis, and if players get injured, they will be out of action for a long time.

Shipanga added that much more needs to be done by the sponsors and the football association to keep the Brave Gladiators in camp for at least three months.

The African Women’s Championship is also being used as qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.