Mengo to come out of retirement

03 August 2018 Author   Michael Uugwanga
Indoor Hockey great, Margreth Mengo, has announced plans to come out of retirement six months after she retired at the end of the Indoor Hockey World Cup in February.
The former national Indoor Hockey team captain said she plans to make a comeback sometime in October when the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) hosts a five-test series against South Africa.
“There is an opportunity for a test series against South Africa. Not confirmed as yet, but that could be the opportunity to close off my career on African soul,” Mengo told the Windhoek Observer.
Mengo will be hoping to use the test series to reach her 50th cap for Namibia.
“I miss hockey so much, that I cannot hide it. It was and always will be a great honour for one to lead your country in sport and to represent your country. Whenever I watch our U-18 playing I always feel emotional which makes me feel like it’s me back at it again.”
She made her national debut against Kenya in 1999 at the All-Africa Games.
Besides being an indoor hockey player, Mengo, who is the daughter of one of the country’s most decorated football players of all time, Oscar ‘Silver Fox’ Mengo, was also a netball player.
She is currently employed at Standard Bank Namibia as head of marketing, communication and CSI, and is also studying for an MBA.
“I am also an assistant coach for the Windhoek High School girls’ first indoor hockey team. I want to do a lot for the youth because I know there is another Mengo out there. I want to plough back the experience and knowledge of the game.”
The multi-talented star also used to run in the 400m and 400m hurdles for Namibia.


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