Stars and Pirates Meets in Leo NFA Cup

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The flagship competition of the NFA, the Leo NFA Cup continues to live up to expectations as defending champions African Stars face Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals of the competition.

The draw which was conducted at Soccer House on Tuesday revealed that Stars and the 2009 Champions Pirates will meet in the only quarterfinal match scheduled for Windhoek on Sunday 10 April with Kick off to be at 15h00 at the Independence Stadium.

The other three matches will be played out at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo on Saturday, April 9.

Gladiators Face Bots for Independence

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The Brave Gladiators preparation for the Nigeria clash in the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifier receives a major boost as the Ladies play Botswana in a practice match on March 19 in Windhoek.

The match to be played as part of Namibia’s 21st Independence Celebrations at the Independence Stadium will help the team prepare well for the Nigeria clash on April 2 away in Lagos.

Gladiators coach Jacqui Shipanga expressed her delight in the friendly match.

Shipanga Accepts Fredericks’ Apology

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Shipanga Accepts Fredericks’ Apology

Prodigal daughter of Namibia football,striker Emmerencia “Kleintjie” Fredericks will not receive special treatment but will be considered for selection, Brave Gladiators Coach Jacqueline Shipanga said.

This follows media reports of a public apology issued by Fredericks for her misconduct last year during a team training camp.

“She is great player and we accept her apology, but again she will not just walk into the team. It will be tough, but with her talent I think she can make it” Shipanga said.

Coaching Courses Continues

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The NFA Introductory Coaching Course continues to impact basic coaching skills on prospective coaches with the latest being the over 20 participants at the Oshakati leg of the Series.

The course at Oshakati took place last week February 28 to March 4 at the Oshakati Independence Stadium with NFA Instructor and former National team coach Max Johnson conducting the course.

The next course will be held in the Erongo region from 14 to 18 March for all the towns and villages within the region as well as the neighbouring regions.

Football for Health to Start in May

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The Football for Heath program moved another step forward the implementation process as FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) officials visited Namibia last week.

Following the recent visit of FIFA’s chairman of Medical Committee Jiri Dvorak, Namibia had Head of the Research Centre, Astrid Junge and Dr Coin Fuller, a Researcher with the F-MARC in Zurich.

Match Commissioners Induction

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Match Commissioners Induction

The Namibia National Referees Committee is hosting a one-day Match Commissioners Clinic at Otjiwarongo on Saturday.

According to the national referees coordinator Absalom Goseb, the twenty participants will be taken through the ropes of overseeing matches and how to compile an effective match commissioner’s reports.

Khomas Football Region hosts grassroots football at Sam Nujoma Stadium

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The youth committee of the Khomas Football Region hosted a successful grassroots football festival for over 170 youngster between the age of 7 and 12 at the sam nujoma stadium.

The grassroot festival which was organized to gauge the interest in junior football was coordinated by Mr Fortune Eichab, of the Khomas Youth Committee.

The grassroot festival was supported by the youth football development of the Namibia football association, which is chaired by mr isaack hamata and coordinated by mr jakes armaning.

Hessen Supports Galz School of Excellence

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The first ever The Namibia Football Association (NFA) School of Excellence in Women Football through the Galz and Goals project was last weekend held in Windhoek for four days of football and health lifestyles training.

The Project was is known’s the NFA Galz and Goals Elite Players School of Excellence took place from 23 to 26 February the girls were introduced to a number of health related activities while also being exposed to a high standard of football training.

Stars, Civics and BA in last Eight

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Defending champions African Stars are on course to defend their title after seeing off a resurgent Hotspurs 2-0 on Saturday at the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium.

Stars got their goals one in each half of the second match of the day at the venue with Shaun kamatuka and Petrus Kauahuma on target for them against the first division side Hotspurs.

NFA GALZ&GOALS ELITE PLAYERS SCHOOL OF EXECELLENCE PROJECT

Name of the Program: NFA GALZ&GOALS ELITE PLAYERS SCHOOL OF EXECELLENCE PROJECT

Target group: Girls Age 13-18 from all over the country.

Main Donor:
“Hessisches Ministernim Des Innosen und Für Sport”
HESSEN MUNICIPALITY

The program is an official development initiative from the NFA Women Desk and has been funded by our development partners in Germany because of the development agreement between the NFA and the DFB.

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