U/17 second in Botswana

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The national under-17 side finished second in Botswana after losing 1-0 to the host with virtually the last kick of the game on Sunday.

According to head coach of the national under-17 team Christy Khuruseb, the youngsters matched their Botswana counterparts well in the game but in the three additional minutes added by the referee, Botswana won a free kick which they scored and what followed was the final whistle to the game.

COSAFA pleased with Integrity workshop

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Football leaders from southern Africa described FIFA’s Integrity in Sport workshop in Johannesburg at the weekend, which was conducted in co-operation with INTERPOL, as a “wonderful opportunity to learn”.

Eight football associations from the region spent two productive days discussing methods of tackling match fixing and corruption in football, resolving at the end to strengthen their preventative measures and engage governments to enact better legislation to deal with the issues.

FIFA to fund NFA Hamlet Square

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The Namibia Football Association has become the first and only country in Africa to be granted the new FIFA Income Generating Project.

FIFA has in the past helped the local FA with various projects of football development and capacity building, but the latest project will see FIFA inject US$ 500 000 into the NFA coffers for the establishment of an Accommodation facility at Soccer House.

U/17 in Botswana Four-nation Tourney

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The national under-17 side will on Wednesday depart for Gaborone to partake in the Four Nations Tournament organised by the Botswana Football Association.

According the team manager of the Namibian team Dawid Morgan, the team of 20 players will be coached by Orlando Pirates coach Christy Khuruseb and will be assisted by the NFA In-house coach Ricardo Mannetti .

The tournament starts on Thursday 23 August and ends on Saturday 25 August and will feature the host Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Swaziland.

SKW win Youth League

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Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) were crowned champions of the inaugural NFA Khomas Under-15 League on Saturday.

In the deciding encounter of the season, SKW faced nemesis Ramblers at the NFA Technical Centre and it was the Olympia-based side SKW that hammered their opponents 4-0 to all but win the championship with 14 points, one ahead of second-place Ramblers. Tangeni Ndeitunga scored twp for the SKW with teammates Daniel Hassenpflug, and George Hummel adding one each.

Nam Referees in Confed Cup Group Stages

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Namibia Referees will once again be in action thesis weekend as they take charge of the CAF Confederation Cup Group A match between Angola’s InterClube against Sudanese Al Ahly Shandy.

Referee Rainhold Shikongo, will be assisted by Benedictus Nasheenda and Dawid Shaanika while another compatriot Andreas Helmut will be the fourth official for the 19 August clash in Luanda.

Lineman Shaanika said they were looking forward to the challenge and as they continue to feature more on the continents’ football pitches.

Stars vs. Pirates & SKW vs. Ramblers in Season Opener

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Reining Namibia Premier League Champions Black Africa will face arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in the opening day of the 2012/2013 season scheduled for 22 September while SKW will face Ramblers.

The Namibia Premier League this week held a seasonal draw for the new season and it emerged that back to back MTC Premiership champions Black Africa will host Orlando Pirates in their quest to retain the Premiership title once again.

Galz & Goals Leagues breaks for School Holidays

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The popular SPAR /NFA Galz & Goals leagues will take break for the School Holidays and will resume next school term.

According to the leagues national coordinator Jackey Gertze, the leagues are played by school going girls and it was imperative for them to enjoy their school break.

COSAFA to host Interpol Workshop

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The Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) is to host an INTERPOL workshop August 25-26 that will educate the region on the key contemporary match-fixing issues and corruption threats in football.

The ‘Integrity in Sport’ workshop will be the first of its kind in Africa, with INTERPOL partnering with COSAFA to launch their programme on the continent.

NFA host Player Transfer System workshop

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will next week host a workshop on players transfers and licensing with First Division and Premier League clubs in Windhoek.

The NFA as custodian for the registration of all players in Namibia will have representatives from all clubs in the two top tiers of Namibia football at Soccer House with the first intake of 18 clubs going through the training from 13 to 15 August and the second intake of another 18 scheduled from 22 to 25 August 2012.

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