Poly wins, JS Academy held

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Local women football powerhouse, Okahandja Beauties thrashed rookies Challengers 28-0 to keep close taps on log-leaders JS Academy who were held by 21 BDE United over the weekend.

Bouncing back from a 2-1 defeat by JS Academy other previous weekend, beauties bounced back to record a 28-0 victory over new comers Challengers at the El Dorado Secondary School.

Beauties were buoyed by the return of their two influential players Tomalina Adams and Mammie “Kasaona, who will leave for Germany on a one year contract in October after impressing during trials in that country.

Referees can get better

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The Namibian referees can improve if they continue to work hard and commit themselves to understanding of the rules of the game and fitness.

These were the observations made by the FIFA Regional Development Officer Carlos Henriques after a week-long elite referees course held at Soccer House.

Admin & Man Courses Postponed

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) education courses in Management and Sport medicines are postponed.

The courses in administration and management which were initially scheduled for Otjiwarongo and Mariental this month are amongst those postponed, with a new date to be confirmed and communicated as soon as possible.

According to the NFA Education officer Timothy Tjongarero, the postponements were necessitated by various issues that were beyond the organizers control, but reiterated that these courses will indeed be held.

WSL Leaders loses Coach Zimmer

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NFA Women Super League leaders JS Academy will have to find a coach replacement soon following the departure of Jerry Zimmer to Namibia Premier League outfit Civics recently.

After beating archrivals Okahandja beauties over the weekend, JS Academy hold onto the top spot with nine points but will have to do without their coach Jerry Zimmer who has left them to join the men’s Premiership football club.

Khomasdal Academy wins Khomas U/17

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The Khomas/YDF U/17 league was concluded on Sunday afternoon with Khomasdal Football Academy (KFA)FC crowned champions. Spartans FC finished second and Invincible FC third.

Wendell Rudath Player of the Season of Khomasdal Football Academy is one for the future as Youth Developmet Through Football (YDF) Exco Isak Hamata hails him.

"The boy has speed, can shoot, can head and can run into space like a pro. He is surely one we must take good care of, provided of course is he not swallowed into the disturbing habits of drinking, smoking and drugs. And of course girls."

Women Super League Continues

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The JS Academy and UNAM Bokkies recorded victories in the only matches of the NFA Women’s Super League (WSL) played at El Dorado secondary school on Saturday.

In the first game of the day at the venue in Khomasdal, it was an expected encounter between Jacqui Shipanga’s Academy against OKahandja Beauties, also owned by Shipanga and in the end the Academy recorded a 2-1 victory over their peers.

JS Academy’s goal came from Meldred Lijamba and Vistorina Shangula, while Kleintjie Fredericks scored for Beauties, past keeper Novata Paulus.

Thank you!

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The NFA would like to thank the nation, particularly those who made it to the Sam Nujoma Stadium and our proud sponsors Tafel Lager, and witnessed the Brave Warriors B team beat South Africa under-23 1-0.

The support showed on Wednesday 10 August was indeed appreciated and surely spurred the players on to ensure that they didn't disappoint.

The NFA believe and trust that the national teams will be supported always by all Namibians and will do the best to ensure that you get to smile on your way back home.

Referees Refresher Course Starts

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The Namibia Football Association will be holding the Elite Referees and Assessors Refresher Course at Soccer House this week with 35 referees expected to attend.

According to the National Referees Committee chairman Rudolph Mupiri the week starting Monday 15 August will see the referees starting off with a physical fitness test.

Namibia Beat SA

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Tura Magic midfielder Neville Tjiueza gave Namibia a 1-0 victory over South Africa on Wednesday night at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

The match played in front of a passionate crowd saw the Brave Warriors B team take on South Africa under-23 and after closely contested first half, it was midfielder Tjiueza who found space at the far post to head home the only goal of the match from a well taken corner kick, seven minutes into the second half.

Warriors B host SA U/23

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Following their recent great showing in Ghana, the national development side Brave Warriors B will host South Africa under-23 side on Wednesday night at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

The young Warriors had a very successful three-weeks training camp in Ghana where they did not lose any of their matches which included facing a Togo under-20 side, Berekum Chelsea and the Dwarfs FC.

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