Tura Magic Ladies striker, Anna ‘Pana’ Shikusho, has set her eyes firmly on the golden boot after scoring six goals in a 14-0 demolition of Right Way Ladies in a Skorpion Zinc Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super League match in Windhoek last Saturday.
Scoring goals has never been a problem for Shikusho, who was also the league’s top scorer in 2016 with 53 goals.
Speaking to the Windhoek Observer after scoring six goals against a hapless Right Way Ladies side that went into the game full of belief following a 3-3 draw against Namib Daughters on 13 October, Shikusho spoke about her desire to claim the individual accolade that she won in 2016 before the league was abandoned due to sponsorship challenges.
“I am looking forward to become the top goal scorer again,” she said after her first appearance of the season.
The 23-year-old forward, who is employed as a junior duty manager at Hotel Thule in Windhoek, says her alternating work schedule means that she must balance her work obligations with her football commitments.
“If I am starting work at 07H00, I do some jogging early in the morning and sometimes I even go to the gym. I get time to train with my teammates some days,” Shikusho said.
Tura Magic Ladies will be the team to beat this season with nearly half of the squad playing for the Brave Gladiators, including Shikusho and club captain Thomalina Adams.
Magic are top of the log standings with nine points from three matches, followed by Khomas NamPol, Namib Daughters and V-Power who are all on seven points.
Shikusho attributed her team’s storming start to the new current season to hard work and determination from each player.
“Anything is possible in football as long you work on your weak points,” she said.
Tura Magic Ladies started the current campaign with a 6-0 win over NUST Babes before recording a 5-0 win against UNAM Bokkies the following week.