Isaacs believe they can win

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Namibia coach Brain Isaacs still believes his side can go through to the AFCON 2012 through the boardroom, but on the pitch on Saturday against visitors Gambia, he promises a renewed performance from his team.

The Brave Warriors had the full complement of players called up by Tuesday evening with the last to arrive being the players that played in FESA tournament in Angola over the weekend.

Also spotted with the team is striker Sydney Urikhob who was on trails at South African side Supersport United recently.

Coach Isaacs believes his side can still quality.

Nam in Group D at COSAFA U/20 Champs

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The draw for the 2011 Metropolitan COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships was made in Gaborone on Monday.

Botswana will play host to the regional showpiece event from December 1-10 after their successful staging of the event in 2010.

All 14 COSAFA countries and invited East African guests Tanzania were in the draw with the teams split into three groups of four and one pool that has three teams in it.
Hosts Botswana is in Group A, along with islanders Comoros, Swaziland and Mozambique.

Nam second in Angola

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The national under-20 side lost 1-0 to Angola in the final of the two-day youth tournament on Sunday in Cabinda.

The Namibians reached the final after beating Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 2 -0 with goals from Eslin kamuhanga and Willy Stephanus on Saturday, while the host Angola managed to overcome Congo Brazzaville in their semi-final encounter.

On Sunday afternoon in Cabinda, the Angolans managed to win the tournament known as the Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA) youth tournament 1-0 against Namibia who had Alfeus Handura red carded midway through the game.

U/20 in FESA Tournament

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The national under-20 side will be doing duty at the youth tournament which starts on 26 August to 28 and will see Namibia face off against Congo DR, Congo Brazzaville and host Angola in the mini-league format in Cabinda.

The tournament known as the Eduardo dos Santos Foundation (FESA) youth tournament will be staged to celebrate 69th anniversary of its patron and Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos.

New Blood Warriors called up to face Gambia

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The pride of the nation, the Brave Warriors comes to camp to prepare for the final AFCON 2012 qualifier match against Gambia on September 3 in Windhoek at the Independence Stadium.

Coach Brain Isaacs this week released a list of 25 players who reports for camp at Soccer House on Sunday, 28 August for a training camp.

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."

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