National U/15 Champs this weekend

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The Namibia Football Association will be hosting a National U/15 Championship this weekend at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

The NFA together the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU) with the support of the Directorate of Sports have invited players born in or after 1996, to trial for a team that will partake in the four Nations Tournament in April 2012 as well as in the 2013 African U/17 Youth Chapions qualifiers.

Each region will have a team of 18 delegates of which 15 will be players; while a coach, youth league coordinator and a grassroots trained coach will also accompany the team.

NFA & FIFA empowers keepers

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Goalkeepers Course ended on Friday with 25 goalkeepers due to receive their NFA Goalkeepers C Licenses.

This was revealed on Friday at the closing ceremony of the one-week course held at Soccer House, by the Association’s Technical Director Klaus Staerk, who also called on participants to continue working hard, and dedicating their time for actual practice of what they have learned.

NFA Centre pitch completes

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) technical centre pitch is nearing completion and stakeholders have expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far.

According to the NFA Technical Director Klaus Staerk, who will be head of the Centre; the laying of the Astroturf at the envisaged training centre is a token of how soon the centre will be inaugurated and starts offering service to football in the country.

“We are happy with the progress made on the work at the centre and we are confident this work will be completed soon”.

FIFA funds Women Football

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Namibia women football continues to be supported by FIFA as US$ 40 000 is earmarked for women leagues in due course.

This revelation was made recently after FIFA assured the Namibia Football Association of its commitment to women football development.

According to Cruz Blanco, Women’s Football Development Manager at FIFA, the International Federation hopes that it’s Women’s Football Development Programmes can assist the NFA in its plan to develop Women’s Football in the next four years.

Beauties Goes Top, Skrywer Scores

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Okahandja Beauties stole first spot in the Women Super League after an impressive 21-1 thrashing of Challengers FC last weekend.

Beauties latest win meant they are now tied on 12 points with Poly Babes while early pacesetters JS Academy are third on 10 points.

Beauties captain Emmerencia Kleintjie Fredericks lead the onslaught on Challengers FC as she reaches full fitness.

Coaches receives Licences

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Football education continues to take precedence at Soccer House as last week the 32 local coaches were presented with licences by the Namibia Football Association.

The event was officiated by the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Premier league (NPL) Joshua Hoebeb and NFA Coaching Instructor William Kapukare.

According to the NFA Education Department, the new licenses are ID cards type, an improvement on the previous laminated cards that were given out to deserving candidates.

Warriors beat Gambia

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Namibia scored a late goal to down visitors Gambia and dent the latter’s hopes of making the 2012 AFCON finals.

In the match that was played on Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia, the visitors had to win to keep their chance alive for qualification for the 2012 Gabon/Equatorial Guinea finals as they still had to play Burkina Faso at home in Bangui later year.

But the Scorpions under the mentorship of coach Paul Put were kept in check by the Brave Warriors throughout the game and created little chances of making any breakthrough in the encounter.

Women Shadow team Selected

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The Brave Gladiators Technical Staff have called up 22 players to the Brave Gladiators Shadow team as Namibia prepares for upcoming international friendly matches.

According to head coach of women soccer Jacqui Shipanga, the shadow team will help the national team to prepare for the upcoming International Friendlies against the German Student National team late September, and will also be involved in the programs against the European Champions.

All to play for: Warriors vs. Gamibia

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In a curial clash in the race for the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Namibia will play host to Gambia at the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 15h00.

The Visitors, Gambia are second in Group F on three points albeit having played a game less than leader Burkina Faso, who has amassed maximum nine points thus far.

Namibia will be seen as the referee in this group as they can swing advantage either at the top of the group with any result on Saturday afternoon at home.

COSAFA ON THE MOVE!

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A leading delegation of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) held a two-day retreat from August 20 to 21 in Pretoria, South Africa to map a way forward for the organisation.

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