Gladiators beat Progresso

WINDHOEK: The Brave Gladiators won by a 6-0 aggregate against Angolan club Progresso in two friendly matches over the weekend.
The matches took place on Friday and Sunday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital, and were in preparation of the 2014 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Women’s Championship slated for Windhoek from 11 to 25 October.
The Gladiators on Friday won by two goals to nil, while on Sunday they won by four goals to nil.
On Sunday, the national women’s team took control of the first half, with Vistorine Shangula scoring the first goal 17 minutes into the first half.
Zenatha Coleman netted her team’s second goal just before half-time.
Speaking to Nampa shortly after the match, Gladiators’ head coach Jaqueline Shipanga said she is proud of her players.
“We are all happy, but it all comes down to preparation. We had enough camping with better nutrition and conditions in training, and I believe that is what my players need,” she said.
The coach thanked the Government for funding the friendly matches through the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC).
The Gladiators played Progresso in Luanda last November, and after a one-all draw, Progresso won 5-4 on penalties in a match which formed part of Angola’s 38th independence anniversary celebrations.