Namibia’s head coach Nicholas Woody Jacobs has said facing Uganda Crested Cranes in the first Group C match of the COSAFA Women’s Champions will not be an easy task.
The two teams face off this afternoon in the first Group C match at the Nelson Mandela University Stadium in Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
“We don’t know what to expect from Uganda. But we are determined to take the game to them,” added the coach who is making his first appearance in the tournament.
But Uganda’s coach George William Lutalo has also made it clear that they will be all out to try and get a good result in the opening match.
Ruth Aturo, Uganda Crested Cranes goalkeeper and the captain told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that although they don’t know much about the opponents, they are well prepared to get a good result.
Uganda is placed in Group C alongside Namibia, Eswatini, and Zambia who are fresh from playing at the Tokyo Olympics.
The tournament kicked off on Tuesday with Angola and Mozambique drawing 2-2, before defending champions South Africa defeated Malawi 2-1.
On Wednesday representatives from the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) South Sudan and Tanzania were also in action. The Bright Starlets of South Sudan were given a rude welcome to the tournament losing 7-0 to Botswana, while Tanzania stopped Zimbabwe 3-0.
The tournament which has attracted 12 teams and started on September 28th will climax on October 9th.