Regions Bids for Namibian Newspaper Cup

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The NFA and the Namibian newspaper cup have agreed to continue the popular Namibian newspaper cup calls for bids for the 13th edition of the Easter weekend tournament.

This year’s edition of the newspaper cup held at Legare Stadium in Gobabis was rumored to be the last that the Namibian funded, but the NFA and that newspaper management recently reached an agreement which will see the competition held in 2012 as well.

The NFA is thus calling upon all 13 football regions to mobilize their towns and bid for the hosting of the tournament next year.

Namibia poised for favourable draw for 2014 World Cup

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Following the Brave Warriors recent 1-0 victory at Malawi last week, the team has moved into the seeded pot for the preliminary round draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Brazil.

Before the match at the Mzuzu Stadium in northern Malawi, the Warriors had to play a friendly match and win before July 21 in order to improve their FIFA rankings, which could and have placed them into seeded pot.

NFA Licensing Coaching Course Underway

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The NFA C license coaching course started on Monday at Soccer House, Windhoek with participants urged to learn a lot from the course and plough back into their communities.

NFA executive member and Chairperson of hosting region, Dawid Goagoseb called for the coaches to network and share information with colleagues in the regions as well as encouraging the members to send credible people that are active for trainings otherwise resources will not be well spend.

Warriors B Heads for Accra Camp

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In efforts to rebuild the national pride, the Brave Warriors, the Namibia football Association will be sending a strong development side for a training camp in Ghana next week to be conducted at the Lizzy Sport Complex in Accra.

NFA have selected a group of promising youth players, most of them who formed part of the recent 1-0 victory in a friendly against Malawi, who will be under the tutelage of coaches Bernard Kaanjuka and Ricardo Mannetti for a period of three weeks.

Warriors’ Urikhob estinguish Flames

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The Brave Warriors recorded a 1-0 victory at Malawi on Wednesday afternoon in Mzuzu with Sydney Urikhob scoring the winner five minutes before fulltime.

The match that marked the Independence celebrations of Malawi at the northern town of Mzuzu saw the packed stadium entertained to a great game of football with both sides having something to prove.

The home side managed to beat Namibia in February this year 2-1 and it was sweet revenge for the youthful Warriors coached by Brain Isaacs.

NFA Coaching License Course

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Coaching education is vital in football and next week the NFA will be hosting the NFA C-License Coaching Course at Soccer House.

The two weeks C-license Course will run from Monday, 11 July to 22 July 2011 with an expected number of 35 coaches to attend.

According to NFA education Officer Timothy Tjongarero, the course is aimed at training local coaches at the highest national level.

“Attending and passing this course will also pave the way for the Coaches to attend the CAF/NFA C License courses in 2011 which is every coach's dream”, Tjongarero explained.

Galz & Goals for the World


The Namibia football Association will be presenting the world renowned Galz & Goals Projects at a Football Symposium on Women Football in Frankfurt next week.

The women football symposium is organized by FIFA every four years during the FIFA Women World Cup and this time around, the NFA will be making a presentation on the success and challenges of the exciting Gals & Goals development project.

NFA women Desk Head Jackey Gertze will be accompanied by Secretary General Barry Rukoro as they depart on July 13, with the Symposium set for 15-17 July.

Women youth team returns home


The national women select team return home from their Germany-tour with an impressive record of four wins and only two defeats.

The Namibian team consisted of a mixture under-17 players (seven), under-20 player (seven) and senior players (six).

Best World Cup- Shipanga

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Namibia Jacqueline Shipanga reckons the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in Germany will be the best in the history of women football.

Speaking from Germany, where is part of that World Cup’s Technical Study Group, Shipanga together with World Cup and Olympic winning coaches such as Tina Theune from Germany, April Heinrich from USA, Vera Pauw from the Netherlands and Sylvie Beliveau and many more are part of the team entrusted with compiling a technical report on the world cup in terms of tactical and technical developments of the teams.

Warriors visits Malawi


The Brave Warriors left for Malawi on Monday morning for an international friendly match against the Flames on Wednesday in Mzuzu.

Coach Brian Isaacs announced an 18 men final squad for the match that includes eight under-20 players.

The Young Warriors in the team includes Black Africa’s Roger Katjiteo, Ramblers strikers Sydney Urikhob, Benson Shilongo, Rundu Chiefs midfielder Petrus Shitembi and Neville Tjiueza from Tura Magic.

African Stars consistent defender Dennis Tjetjinda(formerly Ngueza) is also in the team together with Tigers’ midfielder Ananias Gebhardt.

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