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.

Isaacs believe they can win

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Namibia coach Brain Isaacs still believes his side can go through to the AFCON 2012 through the boardroom, but on the pitch on Saturday against visitors Gambia, he promises a renewed performance from his team.

The Brave Warriors had the full complement of players called up by Tuesday evening with the last to arrive being the players that played in FESA tournament in Angola over the weekend.

Also spotted with the team is striker Sydney Urikhob who was on trails at South African side Supersport United recently.

Coach Isaacs believes his side can still quality.

Nam in Group D at COSAFA U/20 Champs

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The draw for the 2011 Metropolitan COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships was made in Gaborone on Monday.

Botswana will play host to the regional showpiece event from December 1-10 after their successful staging of the event in 2010.

All 14 COSAFA countries and invited East African guests Tanzania were in the draw with the teams split into three groups of four and one pool that has three teams in it.
Hosts Botswana is in Group A, along with islanders Comoros, Swaziland and Mozambique.

Nam second in Angola

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The national under-20 side lost 1-0 to Angola in the final of the two-day youth tournament on Sunday in Cabinda.

The Namibians reached the final after beating Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 2 -0 with goals from Eslin kamuhanga and Willy Stephanus on Saturday, while the host Angola managed to overcome Congo Brazzaville in their semi-final encounter.

On Sunday afternoon in Cabinda, the Angolans managed to win the tournament known as the Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA) youth tournament 1-0 against Namibia who had Alfeus Handura red carded midway through the game.

U/20 in FESA Tournament

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The national under-20 side will be doing duty at the youth tournament which starts on 26 August to 28 and will see Namibia face off against Congo DR, Congo Brazzaville and host Angola in the mini-league format in Cabinda.

The tournament known as the Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA) youth tournament will be staged to celebrate 69th anniversary of its patron and Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos.

New Blood Warriors called up to face Gambia

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The pride of the nation, the Brave Warriors comes to camp to prepare for the final AFCON 2012 qualifier match against Gambia on September 3 in Windhoek at the Independence Stadium.

Coach Brain Isaacs this week released a list of 25 players who reports for camp at Soccer House on Sunday, 28 August for a training camp.

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