Magic and Chiefs promoted to NPL

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Rundu Chiefs beat Touch and Go 3-2 and Tura Magic drew 1-1 at Young Beauties as both booked their promotions to the Namibia Premier League this weekend.

Rundu Chiefs, hosting Touch and Go had to win to all but secure promotion for the first time to the top league of Namibian football and they did just that with a 3-2 win over Go on Saturday before they play Cuca Tops in a local Derby on sunday.

Big League weekend ahead

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Basement boys Hotspurs, United Stars and Eleven Arrows will have to be at their best this weekend to ensure that they don’t face the axe comes the end of the season.

Spurs have to date played 20 games and have won a paltry three with five draws and 12 loses for 14 points, the statistics they share with another relegation candidate United Stars, who only plays on Saturday and have a better goal difference .

Chiefs’ Shitembi focused to make history

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Rundu Chiefs will need to win one of their two weekend fixtures to secure their first-ever presence in the Namibia Premier League.

The Rundu based team lead the Northern Stream first division on 40 points with two matches remaining and will need just one victory over the weekend to automatically clinch their promotion to the elite league of Namibian football.

I’m satisfied despite loss- Mannetti

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National under-20 coach Ricardo Mannetti is proud of his team’s performance in Kigali and aims to do well at COSAFA Youth Championships later this year.

The Namibia lost 2-1 on Saturday at Rwanda to effectively lose 4-1 on aggregate and bow out of the continental youth championships qualifiers and coach Ricardo Mannetti reckons his charges were much better off in the second game.

Brave Warriors to tour Germany

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Benhard Kaanjuka the coach of the Brave Warriors has announced a 23 member squad for a training camp for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition for Africa Zone Group F First Leg Qualifier matches against Nigeria and Kenya on 3 and 9 June 2012 in Abuja and Windhoek respectively.

The team will depart for Germany on 21 May 2012, for the training camp, and will connect to Abuja Nigeria on 31 May 2012, for the match on 3 June 2012.The match will take place at the National Stadium in Abuja, kick –off is 17h00 (CAT).

Gomes scored but Namibia bow out

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The national under-20 side lost 2-1 at Rwanda on Saturday and failed to reach the second round of the 18th African Youth Championships qualifiers.

The 2-1 defeat meant that Rwanda advance to the next stage 4-1 on aggregate after they beat Namibia 2-0 two weeks ago in Windhoek.

The match that was played at the Amahoro stadium in Kigali was always going to be a heavy mountain for Ricardo Mannetti’s team to climb, and Namibia had their keeper Edward Moava to thank as he kept out the host earlier on in the match.

Chiefs and Magic on brink of promotion

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Rundu Chiefs and Tura Magic have taken a promising lead in their respective First divisions and could make promotion to the Namibia Premier league in weeks to come.

Rundu Chiefs over the weekend beat Golden Bigs 2-0 and Oshakati City 1-0 to increase their tally of points to 37 from 18 matches in the Northern Stream First Division and that put them five points clear of Rundu rivals Cuca Tops, who could only managed a goalless draw with Young Rangers at home and a 3-1 victory over Chief Santos this past weekend as well.

Under-20s leaves for Rwanda Clash

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The national under -20 side will leave for Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday for their second leg match of the 18th African Youth Championship on Saturday.

The Young Namibians lost 2-0 at home about two weeks ago and will have it all to do when they visit Rwanda who will be enjoying home-ground advantage.

According to coach Ricardo Mannetti, the team will have a different approach to the game in Kigali as the stakes will be much higher.

“ we made it difficult for ourselves at home losing 2-0 and now we have to go there and make sure we get something out of the fixture.

We learned a lot in Cairo

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The NFA delegation returned home from Cairo, Egypt over the weekend after attending FIFA and CAF workshops related to the 2014 FIFA world cup qualifications procedures.

NFA President John Muinjo attended the FIFA - CAF Match Commissioners workshop and seminar in Cairo as preparations for FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifiers and AFCON 2013 qualifiers intensify.

Nam refs in CAF Confed Cup

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Namibian referees continue to officiate in Africa as a Reinhold Shikongo -led quartet leaves for Luanda, Angola on Friday for a 2012 CAF Confederations Cup second round match to be played on Sunday.

Shikongo will be in charge of the match between home side Inter de Luanda against the visiting Sudanese club Alamal Atbara while compatriots- David shaanika will be the first assistant, Benedictus Nashenda the second assistant and Alex Tiyeho will take his position as the fourth official.

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