Namibia’s Komesho Wins the Premier Cup

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Komesho FC of Namibia beat African Soccer Developments (ASD) Cape Town 3-2 in the Final of the 2011 Metropolitan Under-19 Premier Cup on Monday in Cape Town.

A brace from Randall Goagoseb and another strike by his Ramblers teammte Sidney Urikhob ensured success for the Namibians, who led 2-0 at halftime.

The Ricado Mannetti coached side reached the final coutesy of a goal by Eslin Kamuhanga against Stars of Africa Academy on Monday morning.

Soccer Balls donation for U/17 league

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Streamlined development is the basis for future success and the Khomas Under-17 league were grateful recipients of footballs from the Nick Eleven FC, which also participates in the league.

The Football Club donated ten soccer balls to the league to ease the need for the most important component of the game.

According to Khomas league management, the league is grateful for the donation and called on others to emulate the act.

Gladiators lose to Nigeria

BRAVE GLADIATORS

It was a mountain too high for the Brave Gladiators as they lost 2-0 to Nigeria on Saturday afternoon in Windhoek.

Nigeria came to the Sam Nujoma Stadium without any of their foreign-based players who featured in the 7-0 victory in Abuja a fortnight ago, and were still favourites before the action started on Saturday in Windhoek.

The host, the Gladiators gave a good account of them in the first half but were not able to create hopeful chances as the strong and fast visitors matched them.

Gladiators host Nigeria

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The national women seniors side Olympic finals hopes appear to be fading away, as the Brave Gladiators looks to reverse a 7-0 deficit against Nigeria on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

The Gladiators were given a 7-0 hammering at Nigeria a fortnight ago, to all but fade away their hopes of making it to next round of qualification for the 20912 London Olympic Games.

“It won’t be easy to reverse the score-line but surely we have to do better than last time and the girls knows that” said NFA Women Football Director Jacky Gertze.

Windhoek United Wins Khomas league

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The Khomas second division league concluded this past weekend with Windhoek United crowned champions of the regional league.

According to the Chairperson of Khomas football region and an executive member of the Namibia Football Association Dawid Goagoseb, Windhoek United were crowned champions after they managed a one-all draw with third-placed Kingston United, who needed to win the match in order to clinch the title.

BA meets Civics in NFA Cup

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The Leo NFA Cup semi-finals matches will see double-chasers Black Africa entertaining Civics and Eleven Arrows taking on Orlando Pirates.

The matches to be played on May 7 at the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium where revealed on Tuesday morning at Soccer House after a draw was conducted following the end of the quarterfinals matches last weekend.

The matches will be played as from 14h00 with Eleven Arrows taking on Pirates and two hours later at 16h00, Civics clashing with Black Africa at the same venue.

Stars out as Leo NFA Cup Semis are decided

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Civics, Eleven Arrows, Black Africa and Orlando have reached the semi-finals stage of the lucrative Leo NFA Cup following some riveting action over the weekend.

In the match of the quarterfinal round, Orlando Pirates scored an early goal that all but secured their place in the last four over defending champions African Stars at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Sunday, with Angolan-returnee midfielder Riaan Cloete scoring the goal with just three minutes played.

The Namibian Cup at Gobabis during Easter

Newspaper Cup Draw

The annual Namibian newspaper Cup was launched on Tuesday at Soccer House and will see some exiting regional clashes during the Easter weekend in Gobabis.

As defending champions, the Khomas region will sit out the start of the tenth edition of the under-20 regional competition and will get involved in the action from the next round, which is the quarterfinals stage.

Gladiators satisfied despite Abuja defeat

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The Brave Gladiators suffered a 7-0 defeat at Nigeria on Sunday in their first-leg London 2012 Olympic qualifier match.

The match that was played at the National Stadium in Abuja saw the Nigerians six first half goals before adding one more in the second half for an emphatic victory over their visitors.

However, despite the defeat, Gladiators coach Jacqui Shipanga expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team and is looking forward to the return leg on April 16 in Windhoek.

Warriors turn to Youth

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The Brave Warriors technical team had a press conference on Monday to talk about the way forward following the 4-0 defeat at Burkina Faso in their AFCON 2012 Qualifier two weeks ago.

According to Barry Rukoro, Secretary General of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) the national team, the Brave Warriors are in trouble of qualifying for both the 2012 and 2013 AFCON tournaments after that heavy defeat.

He added that it was time to focus on the future, which will be graduating junior national team players into the fold as soon as possible.

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