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.

Women youth team returns home

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The national women select team return home from their Germany-tour with an impressive record of four wins and only two defeats.

The Namibian team consisted of a mixture under-17 players (seven), under-20 player (seven) and senior players (six).

Best World Cup- Shipanga

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Namibia Jacqueline Shipanga reckons the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in Germany will be the best in the history of women football.

Speaking from Germany, where is part of that World Cup’s Technical Study Group, Shipanga together with World Cup and Olympic winning coaches such as Tina Theune from Germany, April Heinrich from USA, Vera Pauw from the Netherlands and Sylvie Beliveau and many more are part of the team entrusted with compiling a technical report on the world cup in terms of tactical and technical developments of the teams.

Warriors visits Malawi

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The Brave Warriors left for Malawi on Monday morning for an international friendly match against the Flames on Wednesday in Mzuzu.

Coach Brian Isaacs announced an 18 men final squad for the match that includes eight under-20 players.

The Young Warriors in the team includes Black Africa’s Roger Katjiteo, Ramblers strikers Sydney Urikhob, Benson Shilongo, Rundu Chiefs midfielder Petrus Shitembi and Neville Tjiueza from Tura Magic.

African Stars consistent defender Dennis Tjetjinda(formerly Ngueza) is also in the team together with Tigers’ midfielder Ananias Gebhardt.

Muinjo heading FIFA at U/17 World Cup

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NFA President John Muinjo says football at his town of control Torreon, Mexico is going well as Australia took on Uzbekistan yesterday with the final match for the venue to be a semifinal match on July 7.

The NFA Chief who is part of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Organizing Committee is given the honor of leading the FIFA delegation at the Estadio Torreon which has a capacity of 30 000.

Gladiators to miss COSAFA CHAMPS

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The Brave Gladiators will not participate at the COSAFA Women Championship slated for Zimbabwe next month as the team is in Germany for training camp.

The relatively young team in Germany is aimed at exposing these youngsters and start developing them early and not only during qualifiers.

The NFA now focuses on the Zone-Six Games in December as well as the upcoming Africa under-20 Women qualifiers.

The NFA also consider arranging another International Friendly later in the year, with the German Student National Team possible opponents in September for the ladies team.

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