Warriors to face Rwanda, twice!

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Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka has expressed his satisfaction with the International Friendly matches against Rwanda in October and November.

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) have confirmed the International friendly matches involved in the two nations senior national teams with the first match to be played on the next FIFA International date which will be 13 October (Saturday) and will take place at Windhoek independence Stadium with kickoff set for 16h30.

Kaanjuka, speaking to the nfa website said, he is looking forward to seeing his team in action.

NFA joins in Paralympians welcome!

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will be part of the welcome party for the 2012 Paralympians who arrives in the country on Tuesday afternoon.

The NFA have organized various national team players, juniors and seniors to be part of the welcoming parade for the heroes and heroines who represented Namibia during the just ended Paralympics in London.

According to Barry Rukoro, NFA Secretary General, the NFA is honored to be part of the many organizations and individuals who will recognize and acknowledge the achievements of Team Namibia, especially of Gold medalist Johanna Benson.

NFA mourns Kohima

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has learnt with deep regret the death of Hardap Region football Chairman Seth Kohima.

Kohima passed away on Tuesday, 04 September 2012.

NFA Executive Committee member and Chairman of the Khomas Region Football Dawid Goagoseb said the Football family was greatly saddened by the death of Kohima.

According to Goagoseb, Kohima was a man of integrity, a very experienced administrator and a wise man whose advice on the Association matters has always been valuable.

NFA to host Goalkeepers course

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Namibia goalkeepers will upgrade their skills next week as the FIFA Member Association (MA) NFA level B Goalkeepers Course gets underway at Soccer House.

According to the NFA Education officer Timothy Tjongarero, the MA course will be conducted by FIFA Goalkeeper Instructor Alejandro Heredia.

“This course will be a step up from the C licence goalkeepers course that Ronnie Kanalelo an NFA Goalkeeper Instructor conducted last year and we are glad to have Alejandro coming”, said Tjongarero.

U/17 second in Botswana

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The national under-17 side finished second in Botswana after losing 1-0 to the host with virtually the last kick of the game on Sunday.

According to head coach of the national under-17 team Christy Khuruseb, the youngsters matched their Botswana counterparts well in the game but in the three additional minutes added by the referee, Botswana won a free kick which they scored and what followed was the final whistle to the game.

COSAFA pleased with Integrity workshop

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Football leaders from southern Africa described FIFA’s Integrity in Sport workshop in Johannesburg at the weekend, which was conducted in co-operation with INTERPOL, as a “wonderful opportunity to learn”.

Eight football associations from the region spent two productive days discussing methods of tackling match fixing and corruption in football, resolving at the end to strengthen their preventative measures and engage governments to enact better legislation to deal with the issues.

FIFA to fund NFA Hamlet Square

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The Namibia Football Association has become the first and only country in Africa to be granted the new FIFA Income Generating Project.

FIFA has in the past helped the local FA with various projects of football development and capacity building, but the latest project will see FIFA inject US$ 500 000 into the NFA coffers for the establishment of an Accommodation facility at Soccer House.

U/17 in Botswana Four-nation Tourney

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The national under-17 side will on Wednesday depart for Gaborone to partake in the Four Nations Tournament organised by the Botswana Football Association.

According the team manager of the Namibian team Dawid Morgan, the team of 20 players will be coached by Orlando Pirates coach Christy Khuruseb and will be assisted by the NFA In-house coach Ricardo Mannetti .

The tournament starts on Thursday 23 August and ends on Saturday 25 August and will feature the host Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Swaziland.

SKW win Youth League

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Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) were crowned champions of the inaugural NFA Khomas Under-15 League on Saturday.

In the deciding encounter of the season, SKW faced nemesis Ramblers at the NFA Technical Centre and it was the Olympia-based side SKW that hammered their opponents 4-0 to all but win the championship with 14 points, one ahead of second-place Ramblers. Tangeni Ndeitunga scored twp for the SKW with teammates Daniel Hassenpflug, and George Hummel adding one each.

Nam Referees in Confed Cup Group Stages

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Namibia Referees will once again be in action thesis weekend as they take charge of the CAF Confederation Cup Group A match between Angola’s InterClube against Sudanese Al Ahly Shandy.

Referee Rainhold Shikongo, will be assisted by Benedictus Nasheenda and Dawid Shaanika while another compatriot Andreas Helmut will be the fourth official for the 19 August clash in Luanda.

Lineman Shaanika said they were looking forward to the challenge and as they continue to feature more on the continents’ football pitches.

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