Women Super League to Kickoff

BRAVE GLADIATORS

The Namibia football Association (NFA) Women Super League will start on July 30 with six teams competing in the inaugural season.

According to Jacqui Shipanga of the NFA Women Desk, the six teams will be involved in five rounds of football to ensure more action in the league which will end on 9 June 2012.

“We will play a game for full 90 minutes unlike in the past where we played 80 minutes only to also increase fitness levels of the girls” Shipanga explained.

Nam Youth team wins International Youth Cup

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The national Youth Team side won the International Youth Tournament in Germany as they overcome Armenia Bielefeld 1-0 with Benson Shilongo the goalscorer on Monday afternoon.

Captain Neville Tjiueza also won the Player of the Tournament award.

The namibians booked their place in the final after this morning's semifinals win over Bertha Berlin.The Namibia team played to two-all draw with the Berlin youth team with Black Africa striker Roger Katjiteo scoring a brace and narrowly advance to the final match with at 4-3 penalties shoot-out victory.

NFA gets Sponsorship Committee

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Consultative Meeting held at Keetmanshoop over on Saturday deliberated on various tangible issues on the local game.

The meeting attended by all members of the Association, endorsed the appointment of a six-member NFA Sponsorship Committee that is tasked with ensuring that the FA’s corporate ties are strengthened and expanded.

Youth team wins again in Germany

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The national youth team in Germany won their second game on tour as they beat Armenia Bielefeld 3-1 on Thursday afternoon.

According to team manager Roger Kambatuku, the team’s progress is due to the boys’ commitment and discipline.

The goals in Thursday’s game against Bielefeld were scored by Captain Neville Tjiueza of Tura Magic and the Ramblers duo of Randall Goagoseb and Benson Shilongo.

Admin course underway in Gobabis

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The Namibia Football Association Administration and Management courses got underway on Wednesday with a three-day Intermediate course at Gobabis.

The course, conducted by NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro, who is also a FIFA-accredited Administration Instructor, runs from 8 to 10 June at Gobabis and brings together 20 participants from the Omaheke region.

The program in Gobabis will explore issues of club management, the NFA statutes, setting up of effective regional structures, marketing and competitions management.

Isaacs to attend CHAN Symposium

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will host the first Symposium for the analysis of the second CHAN that took place in Sudan early this year.

The symposium, will be held in Cairo , Egypt from 12 to 14 June 2011 and will be attended by technical members of the Confederation as each National Association ,is expected to send down two representatives, preferably their National team head Coach and the National Youth team head Coach of the /Association federation who are still active.

Shipanga and Co teaches for CAF

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CAF Coaching Instructor Jacqueline Shipanga returns from Ethiopia this week after successfully conducting a CAF Instructors course for Anglophone women coaches in Addis Ababa.

Shipanga, national coach of the women soccer team, conducted the course together with CAF Technical and Development Director Abdel Moneim Hussein, Fran Hilton Smith- Technical Director of South Africa Women's Football and Uche Ucheria, head Coach of Nigeria Super Flacons.

Youngsters Impress in Germany

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The Namibian Youth team that is touring Germany has recorded a victory in their first match are due to play this afternoon their second game.

According to Team manager Roger Kambatuku, the team that is touring the Westphalia region since May 29 to June 14 have settled in well and the camp is going according to plan.

“We arrived here well and the guys are well behaved and the host has been very welcoming. On the pitch of play, the guys are pushing very well as and from the first game they played they really showed some class”.

Warriors loses to Burkina Faso

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Namibia suffered a heavy 4-1 home defeat to Burkina Faso, to all but dent their 2012 AFCON qualification, with the Stallions set for qualification for the Gabon/Equatorial Guinea Showpiece.

The match, played on Saturday afternoon in Windhoek, saw Burkina Faso score their first through Abdul Razak Traore in the 13th minute after he pounced onto a loose ball after a well orchestrated move by the visitors.

Namibia tried to create changes of their own, but their final ball was disappointing at times as Burkina Faso enjoyed majority of possession as the half worn on.

Namibia host Burkina Faso

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Namibia and Burkina Faso meet in Windhoek on Saturday for the return match of their Group F 2012 AFCON qualifier with pride and glory at stake.

For the host Namibia, the match presents them with an opportunity to play well for their public with nothing less than victory expected of the Brian Isaacs coached team, who will be without venerated captain Collin Benjamin (suspended), who recently ended a 10-year spell with German giants Hamburg SV.

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