It’s all systems go for the kick off the 2011 edition of the Leo NFA Cup , as lower division clubs vie for honors starting this weekend.
The Leo NFA Cup for this season as launched at Soccer House on Wednesday and it was announced that the preliminary rounds for the first and second divisions countrywide will be contested before the final draw for the last 32 on January 2011.
The annual Metropolitan COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships which gets underway in Botswana a today (Friday) will be without Malawi who withdrew this week due to financial reasons.
Malawi’s withdrawal leaves group A with three team- host Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland and it is the second time that Malawi snaps the annual youth competition, as they also failed to show in South Africa last year.
Comoros Islands also pulled out before the draw was conducted.
Namibia will be expecting a much better showing than last year when they take part in the 2010 Metropolitan COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships in Botswana.
The young Brave Warriors were humbled 9-0 by then hosts South Africa in their opening match in 2009, before going on to lose 4-2 to Seychelles in their final encounter, a set of results that sent shockwaves through the Namibian football fraternity and brought to an end the coaching reign of Richard Starke and Willem Kapukare.
The Namibia Football Association is hosting the FIFA FUTURO III course in Administration and Management at Midgard Country Estate that starts on Thursday 18 November with the Potential Regional Instructors meeting.
The second leg of the FIFA/NFA Grassroots Football festival held at Oshakati is hailed a great success with a record 1800 kids participating in the festival last Saturday.
According to the NFA’s Education officer Timothy Tjongarero, the festival week that started off with a coaching course for 56 participants demonstrated the interest in football development from youth coaches in northern regions for Oshana, Omusati, Ohangwena and Oshikoto.
A five day refresher course for referees is taking place at Shalom Centre on the outskirts of Windhoek. The course is being facilitated by Namibia FIFA Instructors, Spike Hendengwa, Arvo Mufeti and Daniel Mukwanyama. The course organized by the Namibia Football Association is supported by the Namibia Premier League.
The participants hail from Khomas, Omaheke, Karas, Hardap, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Caprivi, Kavango, Erongo, Otjozondjupa, Kunene.