Grassroots aims to expand pyramid base

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Jacqueline Shipanga last week attended a FIFA’s ‘Grassroots’ seminar as well as the festival at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

The FIFA Grassroots programme is a spearhead and key element of the governing body’s football development efforts, aimed at “getting as many people as possible involved in the game, instilling human values and, above all, bringing enjoyment to all simply by letting them take part”.

Brothers, Celtics, Epupa and Lions join First Division

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Bee Bob Brothers, Celtics, Epupa 11 Stars and African Lions are promoted to the Nationwide First Division after winning the playoffs held over the weekend.

Bee Bob Brothers won the Southern Stream fist Division playoffs held at the Khuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay while Celtics were runner-up to join them in the second-tier of Namibian football.

The two sides recorded big victories over the weekend including Celtics 8-0 win over Shaluza Chiefs, while Bee Bob Brothers defeated Dates Eleven 5-0.

Gladiators to host German Students

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The Brave Gladiators will be playing the German Students ladies Team in friendly games aimed at exposing them to experience of European women football.

This week the NFA Women Desk under head coach Jacqueline Shipanga released a list of 25 players who reports for camp on Friday, 22 June at the NFA Soccer House.

The Gladiators will start training on Friday afternoon at 16h00 at the NFA Technical Centre under the watchful eyes of NFA appointed In-house coach and Head coach of the U/20 Brave Warriors Ricardo Mannetti in the meantime as Shipanga is on FIFA Assignments.

Walvis Bay host promotional play-offs

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With Fedics United and Young Ones relegated, Southern Stream First Division promotional play-offs will be held at the Khuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay this weekend.

At the end of the 2011/2012 season, Keetmanshoop Fedics United and Windhoek’s Young Ones faced the axe to the Karas and Khomas football leagues respectively and this weekend, five clubs will be contesting the two places up for grabs in the Southern Stream First Division.

We appreciate the cooperation- NFA

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Following the recent support for the national senior football team, the Brave Warriors, the Namibia Football Association thanks the nation.

The Brave Warriors played three crucial games in June starting off with a 1-0 defeat at Nigeria and a 1-0 win over Kenya in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and a goalless draw with Liberia in the 2013 CAF AFCON qualifiers.

The Namibian people came out in support of the team during the two home matches and the NFA commends such support with appreciation.

Clubs vie for Northern Stream First Division status

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With the 2011/2012 done and dusted, the Namibia Football Association will be hosting the Northern Stream First Division play-offs at Tsumeb this weekend to determine who joins Namibia’s second tier football for next season.

The matches will be played at the Oscar Norich Stadium and will see eight teams in actions for only two qualifying spots.

Let’s focus on World Cup- Shipahu

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Tangeni Shipahu reckons Namibia will have to move on after the costly goalless draw with Liberia on Saturday evening.

Namibia hosted Liberia for their return leg of the 2013 CAF AFCON qualifiers in Windhoek and after the match finished goalless, it was Liberia who progress to the third and final round of qualification for the bi-annual continental championships.
Shipahu, who came on as a substitute for Namibia on the night said his side have to move on and forget about the match.

Unlucky Warriors held by Liberia

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The Brave Warriors played to goalless draw against Liberia on Saturday evening to all but bow out of the 2013 CAF AFCON qualifiers 1-0 on aggregate.

After a fairly contested 30 minutes the first half somewhat came to live in the last fifteen minutes as Namibia’s Da Costa Angula attacked a floated cross by Willy Stephanus to head wide, while Heinrich Isaacks too had a chance to put his side ahead.

Warriors in town ahead of Liberia clash

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Ahead of their crucial 2013 AFCON qualifier against Liberia on Saturday, the Brave Warriors squad will take time out from their normal training schedule on Friday afternoon to grace Windhoek’s City Centre.

The team will be in town between the hours of 12h00 and 14h00 on Friday afternoon (15 June 2012) in the vicinity of Windhoek City’s Wernhill Park, Post Street Mall and Zoo Park, greeting the public and signing autographs.

Beauties and UNAM Clash in Super League

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The NFA Women Super League resumes on Sunday as Okahandja Beauties take on UNAM Bokkies and Challengers face 21 BG United at the NFA Technical Centre.

Second-placed Beauties will entertain UNAM Bokkies, fourth on the six-team table at 10h30 on Sunday while bottom of the table, Challengers FC will take on fifth-placed 21 BG United at 12h10 at the same venue.

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