Gladiators host Nigeria

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The national women seniors side Olympic finals hopes appear to be fading away, as the Brave Gladiators looks to reverse a 7-0 deficit against Nigeria on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

The Gladiators were given a 7-0 hammering at Nigeria a fortnight ago, to all but fade away their hopes of making it to next round of qualification for the 20912 London Olympic Games.

“It won’t be easy to reverse the score-line but surely we have to do better than last time and the girls knows that” said NFA Women Football Director Jacky Gertze.

Windhoek United Wins Khomas league

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The Khomas second division league concluded this past weekend with Windhoek United crowned champions of the regional league.

According to the Chairperson of Khomas football region and an executive member of the Namibia Football Association Dawid Goagoseb, Windhoek United were crowned champions after they managed a one-all draw with third-placed Kingston United, who needed to win the match in order to clinch the title.

BA meets Civics in NFA Cup

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The Leo NFA Cup semi-finals matches will see double-chasers Black Africa entertaining Civics and Eleven Arrows taking on Orlando Pirates.

The matches to be played on May 7 at the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium where revealed on Tuesday morning at Soccer House after a draw was conducted following the end of the quarterfinals matches last weekend.

The matches will be played as from 14h00 with Eleven Arrows taking on Pirates and two hours later at 16h00, Civics clashing with Black Africa at the same venue.

Stars out as Leo NFA Cup Semis are decided

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Civics, Eleven Arrows, Black Africa and Orlando have reached the semi-finals stage of the lucrative Leo NFA Cup following some riveting action over the weekend.

In the match of the quarterfinal round, Orlando Pirates scored an early goal that all but secured their place in the last four over defending champions African Stars at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Sunday, with Angolan-returnee midfielder Riaan Cloete scoring the goal with just three minutes played.

The Namibian Cup at Gobabis during Easter

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The annual Namibian newspaper Cup was launched on Tuesday at Soccer House and will see some exiting regional clashes during the Easter weekend in Gobabis.

As defending champions, the Khomas region will sit out the start of the tenth edition of the under-20 regional competition and will get involved in the action from the next round, which is the quarterfinals stage.

Gladiators satisfied despite Abuja defeat

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The Brave Gladiators suffered a 7-0 defeat at Nigeria on Sunday in their first-leg London 2012 Olympic qualifier match.

The match that was played at the National Stadium in Abuja saw the Nigerians six first half goals before adding one more in the second half for an emphatic victory over their visitors.

However, despite the defeat, Gladiators coach Jacqui Shipanga expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team and is looking forward to the return leg on April 16 in Windhoek.

Warriors turn to Youth

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The Brave Warriors technical team had a press conference on Monday to talk about the way forward following the 4-0 defeat at Burkina Faso in their AFCON 2012 Qualifier two weeks ago.

According to Barry Rukoro, Secretary General of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) the national team, the Brave Warriors are in trouble of qualifying for both the 2012 and 2013 AFCON tournaments after that heavy defeat.

He added that it was time to focus on the future, which will be graduating junior national team players into the fold as soon as possible.

Ballotti Goes to Hennef

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Namibia’s promising youthful coach Dino Ballotti is in Germany for the annual German Football Federation Coaching Course in Hennef.

The course that brings together various promising coaches from all parts of the world will start on Monday, 04 April to 23 April and Namibia’s Ballotti will be amongst the participants as the intensive coaching course.

Gladiators takes on Nigeria

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The national women soccer team the Brave Gladiators faces their toughest task to date as they visit the reigning queens of African football the Super Falcons of Nigeria on Sunday.

The encounter between the two sides will the first leg match of their London 2012 Olympics qualifiers fixture and will be played at the National Stadium in Abuja.

The Jacqui Shipanga coaches Gladiators left Namibia on Thursday for the match and will be hoping that they last weekend 1-0 victory over Botswana can psychologically help them through the tough assignment at hand.

Warriors loses ground, Gladiators Ready for Nigeria

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The Brave Warriors suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at Burkina Faso over the weekend to all but leave their 2012 AFCON appearance in tatters.

After going down 2-0 at halftime, it got worse for the visitors as veterans striker Henrico Botes was sown red in the second half as Burkina Faso scored two more goals to complete a four-goal rout over Namibia.

It was a disappointing performance for the team on the Saturday night in Ouagadougou, and was the final straw for the coach Brain Isaacs who future will be reviewed this week following his mandate for his two matches.

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