Gladiators host Tanzania

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The national ladies soccer team, the Brave Gladiators will have tough task game against visitors Tanzania on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 17h00.

The Gladiators gets their African Women Championship qualifiers underway on Saturday at home to Tanzania and Coach Jacqueline Shipanga expressed caution of the visitors.

“They are a tough physical side and they have already played at the African championships and also did well at Cosafa next year and we are expecting a tough game but we have a game plan and have worked really hard for the match”, Shipanga said.

Warriors take on Zambia

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Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka has released his training squad for the upcoming friendly match against Zambia in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The friendly match will form part of the two countries preparation for the 2012 AFCON finals (Zambia) and the 2013 AFCON qualifiers (Namibia) later this year and Kaanjuka was a happy man to have this friendly match.

Adams & Kasaona join Tanzania battle

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Namibian women football foreign legion of Tomalina Adams and Mammie Kasaona jetted home on Tuesday morning to join up with the Brave Gladiators as Namibia prepares to face Tanzania in the African Women Champion qualifiers on Saturday.

The two players of SV Germania Hauenhorst Tomalina Adams a midfielder and Mammie Kasaona a defender joined up with the rest of the squad in a morning session at the NFA Technical Centre and expressed their readiness for the clash against the Tanzanians.

“We don’t know anything about them our coaches will tell us more but we are ready”, Kasaona said.

NFA expressed Dismay at CAS dismissal

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The Namibia Football Association has expressed their dismay at the latest ruling in their case by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which dismissed the appeal of the NFA against CAF.

On Tuesday 10 January 2012, the CAS rendered its decision in the arbitration between the Namibia Football Association and the Confederation African de Football (CAF): the CAS has dismissed the appeal of the Namibia FA and has confirmed the decision of the CAF Appeal Board dated 24 November 2011 and stated that the final award with reasons will be issued by the CAS in a few weeks.

NFA awaits CAS verdict

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The Namibia Football Association awaits with bated breath on the outcome of their appeal case against CAF, regarding the eligibility of Cameroon-born Burkinabe player Hervé Zengue.

The NFA on Friday presented their case to the International Court for Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland and the President John Muinjo was a happy man.

Gladiators readies for Tanzania

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The Brave Gladiators will start a busy year with a fixture against Tanzania in the African Women Champions qualifiers on Saturday, 14 January.

According to Jacqui Shipanga, national team coach, the ladies have been joined in camp by the national under-17 side, which also have a date against South Africa late this month over two legs as well, in the World Cup qualifiers.

The under-17s will be coached by Shipanga’s understudies, Bertus Bock and Jerry Zimmer as they face South Africa at home on January 21 with the return leg to be played on February 4.

Warriors draw at Angola

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The Brave Warriors played to goalless draw at Angola on Thursday afternoon, despite having lost Jamu Ngatjizeko to a red card earlier on.

Bester joins in for Angola friendly

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Brave Warriors midfielder Rudolph Bester will join the team for the international friendly match against Angola on Thursday.

Shaanika at 2012 AFCON

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Namibia renowned assistant referee David Shaanika will be running down the lines at the 2012 AFCON to be played in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea next month.

Shaanika, who had been busy throughout 2011 on CAF and FIFA assignments (course and matches), has been chosen to officiate at the AFCON next month and he expressed his satisfaction about the move by CAF.

“I am so glad that I have made this elite group of referees. It is great honor for me and I'm looking forward to it. I will go out there and do my best”, Shaanika said ecstatically.

Foreign-based Warriors keen to play Angola

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Thailand-based striker Lazarus Kaimbi is expected to join the Brave Warriors team for the Angola clash on Thursday, 22 December in Lubango.

According to coach of the Warriors Bernard Kaanjuka, Kaimbi is expected to arrive in Namibia on Monday and the decision will be made about the travelling team once everyone has reported for camp.

“Yes, we understand Kaimbi will be coming, but we have to wait until we have him and then make a decision on the final team”.

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