Fresh rugby squad announced
11 November 2021 | Sports
For the first time in seven years, the national women’s rugby team will be in action on Saturday at 16:30 with a squad of 23 players being announced recently.
None of the players have represented Namibia before, making this a huge occasion for each player.
From the selected squad, six players are from Unam Rugby Club, while five are from Rehoboth Rugby, four are from Wanderers, Okahandja Huskies and Grootfontein Rugby Club are represented by three players each, and two players are from Kudus Rugby Club.
The players were picked by head coach Christel Janet (CJ) Kotze, who is being assisted by Sergio de la Harpe (strength and conditioning), while Jood Opperman assisted with the different facets of forward play.
The Zambian team will land on Thursday afternoon at Hosea Kutako International Airport.
The Namibian squad consists of: Faizal-Lee Tjivava, Mandy Hansen, Elzane-Lee Basson, Rhevonne De Klerk, Lourencia Rooinasie, Tammy Roodt, Mandie van Staden, Litisha Matheus, Euodia Bassingthwaite, Fulchen Bock, Chevonne de Klerk, Astrid van Lill, Merilees Govender, Leventine Bppis, Alicia Gertze, Gabriella Jahs, Ellen Garoes, Ndapanda Kakundi, Pione van Rooyen, Fiola Vliete, Ida Visagie and Roberta Fabio.