I’m satisfied despite loss- Mannetti


National under-20 coach Ricardo Mannetti is proud of his team’s performance in Kigali and aims to do well at COSAFA Youth Championships later this year.

The Namibia lost 2-1 on Saturday at Rwanda to effectively lose 4-1 on aggregate and bow out of the continental youth championships qualifiers and coach Ricardo Mannetti reckons his charges were much better off in the second game.

Brave Warriors to tour Germany


Benhard Kaanjuka the coach of the Brave Warriors has announced a 23 member squad for a training camp for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition for Africa Zone Group F First Leg Qualifier matches against Nigeria and Kenya on 3 and 9 June 2012 in Abuja and Windhoek respectively.

The team will depart for Germany on 21 May 2012, for the training camp, and will connect to Abuja Nigeria on 31 May 2012, for the match on 3 June 2012.The match will take place at the National Stadium in Abuja, kick –off is 17h00 (CAT).

Gomes scored but Namibia bow out

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The national under-20 side lost 2-1 at Rwanda on Saturday and failed to reach the second round of the 18th African Youth Championships qualifiers.

The 2-1 defeat meant that Rwanda advance to the next stage 4-1 on aggregate after they beat Namibia 2-0 two weeks ago in Windhoek.

The match that was played at the Amahoro stadium in Kigali was always going to be a heavy mountain for Ricardo Mannetti’s team to climb, and Namibia had their keeper Edward Moava to thank as he kept out the host earlier on in the match.

Chiefs and Magic on brink of promotion

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Rundu Chiefs and Tura Magic have taken a promising lead in their respective First divisions and could make promotion to the Namibia Premier league in weeks to come.

Rundu Chiefs over the weekend beat Golden Bigs 2-0 and Oshakati City 1-0 to increase their tally of points to 37 from 18 matches in the Northern Stream First Division and that put them five points clear of Rundu rivals Cuca Tops, who could only managed a goalless draw with Young Rangers at home and a 3-1 victory over Chief Santos this past weekend as well.

Under-20s leaves for Rwanda Clash

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The national under -20 side will leave for Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday for their second leg match of the 18th African Youth Championship on Saturday.

The Young Namibians lost 2-0 at home about two weeks ago and will have it all to do when they visit Rwanda who will be enjoying home-ground advantage.

According to coach Ricardo Mannetti, the team will have a different approach to the game in Kigali as the stakes will be much higher.

“ we made it difficult for ourselves at home losing 2-0 and now we have to go there and make sure we get something out of the fixture.

We learned a lot in Cairo


The NFA delegation returned home from Cairo, Egypt over the weekend after attending FIFA and CAF workshops related to the 2014 FIFA world cup qualifications procedures.

NFA President John Muinjo attended the FIFA - CAF Match Commissioners workshop and seminar in Cairo as preparations for FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifiers and AFCON 2013 qualifiers intensify.

Nam refs in CAF Confed Cup


Namibian referees continue to officiate in Africa as a Reinhold Shikongo -led quartet leaves for Luanda, Angola on Friday for a 2012 CAF Confederations Cup second round match to be played on Sunday.

Shikongo will be in charge of the match between home side Inter de Luanda against the visiting Sudanese club Alamal Atbara while compatriots- David shaanika will be the first assistant, Benedictus Nashenda the second assistant and Alex Tiyeho will take his position as the fourth official.

Whk United & Ramblers record big wins

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Ramblers thrashed Kaizen Football Academy 9-0 and Windhoek United bounced back to beat Scorpions 7-0 in Round Two of the NFA youth pilot league in Windhoek.

According to the league coordinator Rolf Beiter, Ramblers got their second consecutive win of the season as they trounced Kaizen 9-0 on Saturday afternoon at the NFA Technical Centre, while Tura Magic managed to win 1-0 against the NFA women Development u/15/17 team.

NFA to attend 2014 FIFA World Cup Workshop


A High-powered Namibia Football Association delegation left for Cairo, Egypt on Monday afternoon ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Workshop.

The delegation headed by the FA president John Muinjo will be involved in various workshops aimed at ensuring the optimized smooth and high level administration between FIFA, CAF and local Associations throughout the remainder of the preliminary competition for the 2014 FIFA world Cup to be held in Brazil.

Namibia lose 2-0 to Rwanda


The National under-20s lost 2-0 at home against Rwanda on Saturday afternoon to face an uphill battle of making it through to the next round of the 18th African Youth Championship Qualifiers.

The two sides met at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek and it was the host who had the first initiative as striker Terdius Uiseb saw his shot kiss the cross bar for an early warning of what the Namibians can do on seven minutes.

But against the run of play , Kipson Atuheire was well positioned as he connect with a cross from the left but his header just went wide of Edward Maova’s goal.

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