Namibia will participate in the 2017 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Women?s football championship scheduled for Bulawayo in Zimbabwe from 13 to 24 September.
This will be the fifth edition of the tournament.
This was confirmed by Namibia Women Football Chairperson, Jackie Gertze to Nampa on Thursday via email, where she said 12 countries will participate.
These are host Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and the Seychelles.
Speaking to Nampa via telephone from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Football Association vice president and chairperson of the local organising committee, Omega Sibanda said all preparations are at an advanced stage.
?We are expecting Cosafa officials in the host city of Bulawayo next week to assess how the preparations are going. We also promise an exciting tournament,? he said.
Sibanda added that hosting the women?s tournament in Bulawayo will be good for the city as the residents have been starved of international football.
The Brave Gladiators? training started three weeks ago with participation in the Khomas Namibia Football Association Boys Under-17 League.
The last Cosafa women?s championships were held in Harare six years ago, with the host beating South Africa by one goal to nil to win the trophy.
This is the third time that Zimbabwe plays host to the Cosafa Women?s football tournament, having hosted the event in 2002 and 2011.
Zambia and Angola played host to the championships in 2006 and 2008 respectively.
South Africa has won the most titles with three wins in 2002, 2006 and 2008.
Brave Gladiators coach, Jacquie Shipanga has named her 23-member squad that will do duty in Zimbabwe.
Lydia Eixas, Agnes Kauzuu and Mellisa Matheus
Uerikondjera Kasaona, Ndapewa Katuta, Stacey Naris, Esther Amukwaya, Lovisa Mulunga, Lorraine Jossop, Veweziwa Kotjipati and Lydiana Nanamus.
Twelikondjela Amukoto, Martina Tjauha, Elina Uulumbu, Juliana Skrywer, Vistoria Shangula, Juliana Blou, Thomalina Adams and Memory Ngonda.
Zenatha Coleman, Anna Shikusho, Sara Antsino and Caroline Kaitjizemine
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