NFA C License Course Ends

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The NFA C license coaching course came to end on Friday afternoon with strong emphasis on proper planning and follow-up from the prospective coaches.

The course which started on 11 July saw all the 35 participants receiving their attendance certificates, to confirm their active participation in the rigorous coaching course which was conducted by NFA technical Director Klaus Staerk, former national youth coach Willem Kapukare and Brave Gladiators coach Jacqueline Shipanga at Soccer house in Windhoek.

Warriors B victorious in Ghana

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The national development side, Brave Warriors B has two wins out of two in their West African tour this week, which bode well for the future of the national team.

According to Jakes Amaning, who is the team manager of the touring youthful team, the team settled in well at the Lizzy Sport Complex in Accra last weekend and managed to play against Serve FC, a first division side, whom they walloped 3-0 with goals from the prolific goal-scorer Sydney Urikhob of Ramblers, Rundu Chiefs’ mesmerizing midfielder Petrus Shitembi and Tigers Ananias Junior Gebhardt.

Work resumes on NFA Training Centre

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The Namibia Football Association training centre will be usable before the end of the year as construction work next to Soccer House resumes after rain delays.

The NFA Training centre which is being constructed on the land between the Katutura magistrate court and the NFA Soccer House will have its playing surface ready by September, according to NFA’s Titus Kunamwene.

“We are just waiting the arrival of the sand-metric machine which will be used to lay the Astroturf. That part of the work will take about a maximum of fourteen days” Kunamwene explained.

Regions Bids for Namibian Newspaper Cup

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The NFA and the Namibian newspaper cup have agreed to continue the popular Namibian newspaper cup calls for bids for the 13th edition of the Easter weekend tournament.

This year’s edition of the newspaper cup held at Legare Stadium in Gobabis was rumored to be the last that the Namibian funded, but the NFA and that newspaper management recently reached an agreement which will see the competition held in 2012 as well.

The NFA is thus calling upon all 13 football regions to mobilize their towns and bid for the hosting of the tournament next year.

Namibia poised for favourable draw for 2014 World Cup

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Following the Brave Warriors recent 1-0 victory at Malawi last week, the team has moved into the seeded pot for the preliminary round draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Brazil.

Before the match at the Mzuzu Stadium in northern Malawi, the Warriors had to play a friendly match and win before July 21 in order to improve their FIFA rankings, which could and have placed them into seeded pot.

NFA Licensing Coaching Course Underway

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The NFA C license coaching course started on Monday at Soccer House, Windhoek with participants urged to learn a lot from the course and plough back into their communities.

NFA executive member and Chairperson of hosting region, Dawid Goagoseb called for the coaches to network and share information with colleagues in the regions as well as encouraging the members to send credible people that are active for trainings otherwise resources will not be well spend.

Warriors B Heads for Accra Camp

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In efforts to rebuild the national pride, the Brave Warriors, the Namibia football Association will be sending a strong development side for a training camp in Ghana next week to be conducted at the Lizzy Sport Complex in Accra.

NFA have selected a group of promising youth players, most of them who formed part of the recent 1-0 victory in a friendly against Malawi, who will be under the tutelage of coaches Bernard Kaanjuka and Ricardo Mannetti for a period of three weeks.

Warriors’ Urikhob estinguish Flames

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The Brave Warriors recorded a 1-0 victory at Malawi on Wednesday afternoon in Mzuzu with Sydney Urikhob scoring the winner five minutes before fulltime.

The match that marked the Independence celebrations of Malawi at the northern town of Mzuzu saw the packed stadium entertained to a great game of football with both sides having something to prove.

The home side managed to beat Namibia in February this year 2-1 and it was sweet revenge for the youthful Warriors coached by Brain Isaacs.

NFA Coaching License Course

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Coaching education is vital in football and next week the NFA will be hosting the NFA C-License Coaching Course at Soccer House.

The two weeks C-license Course will run from Monday, 11 July to 22 July 2011 with an expected number of 35 coaches to attend.

According to NFA education Officer Timothy Tjongarero, the course is aimed at training local coaches at the highest national level.

“Attending and passing this course will also pave the way for the Coaches to attend the CAF/NFA C License courses in 2011 which is every coach's dream”, Tjongarero explained.

Galz & Goals for the World

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The Namibia football Association will be presenting the world renowned Galz & Goals Projects at a Football Symposium on Women Football in Frankfurt next week.

The women football symposium is organized by FIFA every four years during the FIFA Women World Cup and this time around, the NFA will be making a presentation on the success and challenges of the exciting Gals & Goals development project.

NFA women Desk Head Jackey Gertze will be accompanied by Secretary General Barry Rukoro as they depart on July 13, with the Symposium set for 15-17 July.

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