Defender Rejoice Kasaona scored the only goal for the Brave Gladiators as they went down 2-1 to South Africa on Saturday afternoon at the Danie Kuys Stadium in Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa.
The International Friendly match provided the two sides with some great preparation for their respective 2012 Olympic Games Qualifiers as Namibia face Nigeria and South Africa takes on Tunisia on April 2, first leg.
The Namibia Football Association President, Executive Committee members, staff, members and the entire football family in Namibia express our heartfelt shock and dismay about the death of Mr. Laurentius Humphries on 19 March 2011.
Mr. Humphries, Head of the Humphries Security Company, which has provided security for football over the past years at International, Premiership and Cup matches, was at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday night during the Namibia Premiership games when the unfortunate happened.
The Brave Warriors played to one-all draw at Botswana on Wednesday night to give coach Brain Isaacs his draw in two matches of his tenure.
The intentional friendly match played at Maun by locally-based players from both countries provided the coaches of the two nations with a platform to test few local players, who will be part of the 2012 Africa nations Cup qualifier matches slated for March 26.
The Namibians gave a great deal of themselves in match imposing themselves well and dully scored on 33 minutes, through Ramblers winger and youth international Eslin Kamuhanga.
The Brave Gladiators will play South Africa and Botswana this month as they prepare for the Nigeria fixture in the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifier early April.
According to the national women soccer team coach Jacqui Shipanga, there is change in the programme as South Africa came through recently with a request for a friendly game and it was agreed that Namibia will play South Africa on March 19 in Kimberly, South Africa and will face Botswana on March 26 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.
Brave Warriors caretaker coach Brian Isaacs has called upon 18 players that are to travel to Botswana for the International friendly match at Maun on March 16.
The team, which comprise of mainly players that were part of the international friendly match against Malawi in February, was named on Wednesday and is expected to meet for camp on Sunday March 13 at Safari Hotel in Windhoek.
The squad includes Black Africa defender Hartman Toromba and Eleven Arrows’ Chris Katjiukua, also in defense.
A total of eighteen games, featuring a total of 300 youngsters under the age of 17, with eighteen youth coaches at two venues in Windhoek, kicked off the KHOMAS Under 17 League at Sam Nujoma B Stadium in Dolam and John Ya Otto Stadium in Wanaheda over the weekend of the 5 – 6 March 2011.
The flagship competition of the NFA, the Leo NFA Cup continues to live up to expectations as defending champions African Stars face Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals of the competition.
The draw which was conducted at Soccer House on Tuesday revealed that Stars and the 2009 Champions Pirates will meet in the only quarterfinal match scheduled for Windhoek on Sunday 10 April with Kick off to be at 15h00 at the Independence Stadium.
The other three matches will be played out at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo on Saturday, April 9.
Prodigal daughter of Namibia football,striker Emmerencia “Kleintjie” Fredericks will not receive special treatment but will be considered for selection, Brave Gladiators Coach Jacqueline Shipanga said.
This follows media reports of a public apology issued by Fredericks for her misconduct last year during a team training camp.
“She is great player and we accept her apology, but again she will not just walk into the team. It will be tough, but with her talent I think she can make it” Shipanga said.