Nam’s U-17 women’s football team beat Bostwana

WINDHOEK: The Namibia under 17 national team won against Botswana in the 2016 FIFA women world cup qualifiers preliminary round first leg on Sunday.

The Namibian team started the match on a high note creating a numbers of chances in the first half but they but only managed to find the back of the net later. Namib Daughter’s striker Kylie van Why scored the first goal for Namibia in the first half before the host responded and get an equalizing goal just before half time.

After half time Tura Magic striker Fransisca Haoses scored a powerful shot making it 2- 1 in favor of the visiting Namibia. Women football team became the first junior football side to win away from home.

In the statement availed to Nampa on Monday The Baby Gladiators’s coach Mervin Mbakera said “We played very well today. It was a victory well deserved and the girls are very well aware that to lose at home will be very bad. So the second leg will be huge for us. It won’t be easy but we will be working on the mistakes from the first leg and then try to finish the work in Windhoek. The victory really helps our course and hosting Botswana we will know exactly what to do with not so much pressure” stated Mbakera.

The two teams will meet for the second leg match in Windhoek at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on 11 December 2015 and the winner will progress to next round with Nigeria early January 2016.

The winning team of that fixture will play either Zambia or South Africa in the final round to book their place at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women World Cup, 5th edition in Jordan. Africa will only be represented by three counties at the championship.