Botes’ goal edge out Kenya

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Striker Henrico Botes rose the highest to connect with a Larry Horaeb cross and head Namibia to victory over Kenya in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifying match at Windhoek on Saturday evening.

The match started off well as both sides weighted up their chances in the match and it was the host Namibia that had early chances.

For Namibia players such as Heinrich Isaacks, captain Ronald Ketjijere, Tangeni Shipahu and Eslin Kamuhanga all tried to penetrate the Harambee Stars rearguard, but the likes of the towering Joseph Shikokoti and Mandela Onyango kept the host out.

SPAR joins Galz & Goals

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SPAR Group Namibia joined hands with the NFA on Wednesday to promote the Glaz & Goals project with regional leagues starting this weekend.

SPAR has committed itself to an amount of N$115 400 for the 2012/2013 league season for U/13 and U/15 Girls in seven regions. SPAR will provides each of these regions with administration, logistical management, and branding of the program.

Speed and Skills can win it for us- Hindjou

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Former Brave Warriors midfielder Johannes Congo Hindjou reckons Namibia will have a successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers campaign.

Hindjou revealed this after seeing off the morning training session for the Warriors on Thursday ahead of their crucial Group F encounter against Kenya on Saturday at the Windhoek Independence Stadium.

Hindjou says victory against Kenya will go a long way in making the road to Brazil interesting.

We have the Best Team- Vries

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Brave Warriors first-choice goalkeeper Virgil Vries believes the team’s rearguard will be the difference as Namibia take on Kenya in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier at the Independence Stadium on Saturday.

A goal-minder of Carara FC in South Africa, Vries , who made a welcome return between the posts for the Warriors at Nigeria on Sunday underscores the team’s defence compactness as a reason why they narrowly lost 1-0 to Nigeria.

Pack the Stadium- Kaanjuka

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The nation’s support on Saturday against Kenya will be enough motivation for the Brave Warriors to win their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier, says coach Bernard Kaanjuka.

Speaking at the team’s first training session on Wednesday since returning from Nigeria were they lost 1-0 on Sunday, Kaanjuka said the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium where the match will be played at 18h00 on 9 June have a capacity of 20 000 and he wants as much people or close.

Nam Refs in Lesotho/ Sudan World cup qualifier

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Namibian referees, Rainhold Shikongo, David Shaanika, Hendrick Swartbooi and Helmut Andreas, will on Friday leave for Lesotho for a 2014 FIFA world Cup qualifier match.

The referees will be in charge of Lesotho’s home match against Sudan in Maseru on Sunday, 10 June. Lesotho last weekend lost 7-0 at Ghana, while Sudan are coming off a comprehensive 2-0 win over African champions Zambia in Khartoum in Group D.

The defeat at the hands of the Black Stars was the worst for Lesotho in over 20 years and equals the 7-0 loss suffered at the hands of the then Zaire in 1993.

Warriors departure from Lagos delayed

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The Brave Warriors departure from Nigeria has been delayed due to the plane crash that happened yesterday in Lagos.

The Brave Warriors on Sunday afternoon lost to Nigeria one-nil in Calabar and were supposed to departure from Lagos this morning for Accra, Ghana with Nigeria Airways, but that will be delayed.

A passenger plane crashed into a densely populated part of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, on Sunday, killing all 153 people on board, the airline said.

Warriors in narrow Nigeria defeat

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The Brave Warriors on Sunday went down 1-0 at Nigeria in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Group F.

The match that was played in Calabar, Nigeria, saw the Warriors show grit and determination and matched their peers until the 80th minute, when Ikechukwu Uche scored the winner for the host.

The Warriors will be flying back home on Tuesday, 5 June as they continue with the World Cup qualifiers programme. They will take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars on Saturday 9 June, with Nigeria to take on Malawi.

Women Super league hot up

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JS Academy will face Challengers on Sunday while Beauties and Babes clash on Saturday as Round Three of the NFA Women Super League continues.

JS Academy who leads the league on 28 points from 11 encounters thus far will take on win-less and bottom of the table Challengers FC in the only game on Sunday at the NFA Technical Centre, with 10h00 set as kickoff time.

The Academy last weekend beat UNAM 4-2 to remain top of the table, while Challengers, were beaten 7-0 by Poly Babes.

Shitembi shines in final Warriors Friendly

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The Brave warriors wrapped up their Germany-Tour with a 3-1 win over local side SV Herbern on Wednesday afternoon.

Mercurial midfielder striker Petrus Shitembi of Rundu Chiefs scored two goals before halftime to give the Namibian a comfortable lead into the break.

After the break, coach Bernard Kaanjuka rigged the changes and it was susbstittsute Hendrik Somaeb who struck the third and final goal for the confident Warriors. The host got their consolation goal later on in the match.

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