Nam Refs to attend CAF Course

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Namibian match officials will attend a CAF referee’s course for young talented referees and assistant referees.

Following a request from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Refereeing manager Kalombo Bester for member FAs to send two referees, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) National Referees Committee have put forward the names of referee Rainhold Shikongo and assistant referee Dawid Shaanika.

All set for Leo NFA Cup Semis

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Teams competing in the semifinals of the of LEO NFA cup where here on Thursday provided with their playing gear for the double header on Saturday at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

The four teams, Eleven Arrows, Orlando Pirates, Black Africa and Civics, were presented with their semifinals matches jerseys from the sponsors of the flagship competition of the Namibia Football Association, Leo.

Shaanika Shines at CAF Youth Champs

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Namibia assistant referee David Shaanika officiated at the ongoing CAF African Youth Championships in South Africa last week.

Upon his return on Tuesday afternoon, Shaanika stated that the competition is of high standard and was an eye-opener for him as well.

“The referees training and the whole set-up were just memorable and I learned a lot indeed. It was an amazing experience”, he said.

Khomas wins Namibian Cup

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Mike Sinvula scored the only goal of the match as the Khomas Region beat Karas 1-0 in the final match of The Namibian Newspaper Cup on Sunday to retain the coveted the youth title at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis.

Following a rain-halted first half, the match resumed some one hour later with both sides giving their all, but it was the left-footed Khomas winger Mike Sinvula who produced the magic early in the second half to all but give his region the victory over the Karas Region.

Namibia’s Komesho Wins the Premier Cup

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Komesho FC of Namibia beat African Soccer Developments (ASD) Cape Town 3-2 in the Final of the 2011 Metropolitan Under-19 Premier Cup on Monday in Cape Town.

A brace from Randall Goagoseb and another strike by his Ramblers teammte Sidney Urikhob ensured success for the Namibians, who led 2-0 at halftime.

The Ricado Mannetti coached side reached the final coutesy of a goal by Eslin Kamuhanga against Stars of Africa Academy on Monday morning.

Soccer Balls donation for U/17 league

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Streamlined development is the basis for future success and the Khomas Under-17 league were grateful recipients of footballs from the Nick Eleven FC, which also participates in the league.

The Football Club donated ten soccer balls to the league to ease the need for the most important component of the game.

According to Khomas league management, the league is grateful for the donation and called on others to emulate the act.

Gladiators lose to Nigeria

BRAVE GLADIATORS

It was a mountain too high for the Brave Gladiators as they lost 2-0 to Nigeria on Saturday afternoon in Windhoek.

Nigeria came to the Sam Nujoma Stadium without any of their foreign-based players who featured in the 7-0 victory in Abuja a fortnight ago, and were still favourites before the action started on Saturday in Windhoek.

The host, the Gladiators gave a good account of them in the first half but were not able to create hopeful chances as the strong and fast visitors matched them.

Gladiators host Nigeria

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The national women seniors side Olympic finals hopes appear to be fading away, as the Brave Gladiators looks to reverse a 7-0 deficit against Nigeria on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

The Gladiators were given a 7-0 hammering at Nigeria a fortnight ago, to all but fade away their hopes of making it to next round of qualification for the 20912 London Olympic Games.

“It won’t be easy to reverse the score-line but surely we have to do better than last time and the girls knows that” said NFA Women Football Director Jacky Gertze.

Windhoek United Wins Khomas league

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The Khomas second division league concluded this past weekend with Windhoek United crowned champions of the regional league.

According to the Chairperson of Khomas football region and an executive member of the Namibia Football Association Dawid Goagoseb, Windhoek United were crowned champions after they managed a one-all draw with third-placed Kingston United, who needed to win the match in order to clinch the title.

BA meets Civics in NFA Cup

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The Leo NFA Cup semi-finals matches will see double-chasers Black Africa entertaining Civics and Eleven Arrows taking on Orlando Pirates.

The matches to be played on May 7 at the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium where revealed on Tuesday morning at Soccer House after a draw was conducted following the end of the quarterfinals matches last weekend.

The matches will be played as from 14h00 with Eleven Arrows taking on Pirates and two hours later at 16h00, Civics clashing with Black Africa at the same venue.

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