Uuezeua, Hikuam stay put till 2020

THE Brave Gladiators pair of Beverly Uuezeua and Millicent Hikuam, who were set to leave Namibia this year to play football in Taiwan and in the United States of America, respectively, are still in the country due to permit and re-testing. Uuezeua plays for Galz and Goals football club in the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Skorpion Zinc Women Super League, while Hikuam turns out for Tura Magic Ladies, also in the Super League. Uuezeua, who is the captain for her side, has developed into one of the country’s top female footballers and at 19 years has lots of football ahead of her and was set to join Fu Jen Catholic University on 28 April. Hikuam (21), an exciting midfielder, was set to fly to the USA to join another Namibian female footballer Annouscka Kordom at Corbon University in Salem, Oregon for further studies. Uuzeua, a Grade 10 learner at Ella Du Plessis Secondary School in Windhoek currently lives at the NFA Girls Center that also accommodates female footballers who have no relatives in Windhoek.