Top local Coaches receives CAF licenses

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The Namibia football Association (NFA) will on Friday award the top coaches with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) B and C Licenses.

According to the NFA technical Director Klaus Staerk, it is imperative for any country to have recognized and assessed coaches as they are responsible for shaping the futures of many young people.

Karas face Oshikoto in The Namibian Newspaper Cup opener

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The 2012 Host of the annual Namibian Newspaper Cup, Karas Region will face Oshikoto in the opening match of the 12 edition of the Cup with the winner set to play the defending champions Khomas in the quarterfinals at the Keetmanshoop Sports Stadium.

This was revealed at the draw held at Soccer House on Monday morning as the Competition was launched in its 12 year and will be played from 6 to 9 April in Keetmanshoop.

Shipanga appreciates FIFA Seminar

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Jacqueline Shipanga is set to return wiser from the FIFA Women Football Seminar that ended on Friday at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.

According to FIFA.com, a number of women’s national team coaches past and present made their way to the Swiss city for a coaching seminar given by 29 female and three male FIFA instructors.

Nam Refs in CAF Champion league clash

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The NFA’s four top match officials, Referee Reinhold Shikongo and Alex Tiyeho are joined by assistants David Shaanika and Simson Shahungu as they travel to Maputo, Mozambique on Thursday.

Shikongo will be in charge of the CAF Orange Champions league match between the home side Muculmana de Maputo against Zimbabwean side Dynamos FC, assisted by the two assistants and Tiyeho to act as the fourth official on Saturday.

Shipanga attends FIFA Instructors Seminar

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The Namibia Football Association Women team head coach Jacqueline Shipanga is in Zurich, Switzerland for the FIFA Women's Football Instructors Seminar.

The Seminar is organised by FIFA and started on Monday and ends on Friday, as it brought together the top women on world football.

Shipanga and the legendary South African Fran Hilton Smith, the Technical Director of Women's Football in SAFA presented a document on the Southern Regional progress and challenges of Women’s Football in the region and Africa since 2008. Another African attending is Nigeria’s Uche Ucheria.

Aspiring coaches attend course

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The NFA Introductory Coaching course started on Monday at Soccer House under the experienced guidance of accredited instructors.

The course introduced the prospective coaches in attendance to various issues of coaching development such as the NFA coaching System and coaching education and the FA Football Philosophy.

The course participants includes former African Stars captain Andrew Tjahikika and are also to be taken through the importance of warm-up sessions and techniques and general coordination.

Brave Warriors in narrow defeat at Liberia

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The Brave Warriors played to a 1-0 defeat at Liberia on Wednesday afternoon to have a realistic chance of making it to the next round of the 2013 AFCON qualifiers.

Liberia got their goal late in the second half courtesy of Dioh Williams after a great play by Russia-based Seknu Oliseh on 77 minutes.

The Namibians, despite the late goal, kept their verves and managed to keep out a second goal later on as Mamelodi Sundowns Anthony Laffour strike a free-kick from just outside the area which was well saved by Ephraim Tjihonge.

Young Gladiators in a must-win against Ghana

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The Young Gladiators will be gunning for a win when they host Ghana on Saturday afternoon at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Following their 7-0 defeat two weeks ago in Accra the Young Gladiators will be hosting Ghana in the second leg match at 15h00 in a must-win encounter for the home side.

Head coach of the national women football Jacqueline Shipanga, team-work will win it for the Young Gladiators who will be missing some keys players.

“ we don’t rely on individual brilliance, but teamwork and on Saturday we will see that on the pitch”, Shipanga said.

NFA referees back to School

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The Namibia Football Association referees development programme continues this week as on Wednesday the Youth Beginners Referees Course begins.

The three-day course which starts on February 29 to March 2 will see about 20 youth leagues referees taken through the sessions on the laws of the Game and importance of physical fitness.

Warriors departs for Monrovia

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The Brave Warriors left for Monrovia on Monday afternoon for their crucial 2013 AFCON qualifier against Liberia on Wednesday, 29 February.

The final of 19 players includes the South African quarter of Orlando Pirates midfielder Rudolf Bester, Amazulu striker Tangeni Shipahu, Jomo Cosmos midfielder Lazarus Kaimbi and African Warriors goalkeeper Ephraim Tjihonge.

Black Afrcia goal-minder Arnold Subeb kept his place in the team, while the notable absentee will be Blue Waters winger Hendrick Somaeb.

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