Despite her brilliant performance against Tanzania in the first round games of the Women’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Namibian forward Zenatha Coleman has hinted on an early retirement in national team football.
The Brave Gladiators knocked out COSAFA Women’s Champions Tanzania from progressing to the second round of Women’s African Cup of Nations, claiming a 5-4 aggregate win. Spain-based Zenatha Coleman was very instrumental in her team success, scoring all the five goals for the Brave Gladiators.
Coleman tweet yesterday hinted on the forward retirement from national team football.
Her post caused alarm on social medial as her fans asked her if she was retiring. The forward did not directly announce her retirement, but her Facebook ;left us with countless questions.
In the post, Coleman appreciated the recognition posts she had been receiving but highlighted that the recognition brought about a lot of hatred on her talent. She made it clear that her success is evidence of hard work and sacrifices.
I did not ask for anything, neither have I cried to be recognized. I have already been recognized by GOD when he birthed me with this incredible talent. Thank you for supporting my journey, she concluded.
The biggest question is why has Zenatha hinted on a retirement. According to our sources, the forward is not happy by NFA’s lack of support for women’s football. Last year, she called out the association for neglecting women’s football when they failed to register the team to participate in the COSAFA Women’s Championship.
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Her post angered Namibia Football Association, who then went on to strip her from her captaincy duties.