Gladiators to play SA & Bots

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The Brave Gladiators will play South Africa and Botswana this month as they prepare for the Nigeria fixture in the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifier early April.

According to the national women soccer team coach Jacqui Shipanga, there is change in the programme as South Africa came through recently with a request for a friendly game and it was agreed that Namibia will play South Africa on March 19 in Kimberly, South Africa and will face Botswana on March 26 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

Warriors to face Zebras named

Brave Warriors caretaker coach Brian Isaacs has called upon 18 players that are to travel to Botswana for the International friendly match at Maun on March 16.

The team, which comprise of mainly players that were part of the international friendly match against Malawi in February, was named on Wednesday and is expected to meet for camp on Sunday March 13 at Safari Hotel in Windhoek.

The squad includes Black Africa defender Hartman Toromba and Eleven Arrows’ Chris Katjiukua, also in defense.

Khomas Under 17 League 2011 Kicks off

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A total of eighteen games, featuring a total of 300 youngsters under the age of 17, with eighteen youth coaches at two venues in Windhoek, kicked off the KHOMAS Under 17 League at Sam Nujoma B Stadium in Dolam and John Ya Otto Stadium in Wanaheda over the weekend of the 5 – 6 March 2011.

Stars and Pirates Meets in Leo NFA Cup

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The flagship competition of the NFA, the Leo NFA Cup continues to live up to expectations as defending champions African Stars face Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals of the competition.

The draw which was conducted at Soccer House on Tuesday revealed that Stars and the 2009 Champions Pirates will meet in the only quarterfinal match scheduled for Windhoek on Sunday 10 April with Kick off to be at 15h00 at the Independence Stadium.

The other three matches will be played out at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo on Saturday, April 9.

Gladiators Face Bots for Independence

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The Brave Gladiators preparation for the Nigeria clash in the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifier receives a major boost as the Ladies play Botswana in a practice match on March 19 in Windhoek.

The match to be played as part of Namibia’s 21st Independence Celebrations at the Independence Stadium will help the team prepare well for the Nigeria clash on April 2 away in Lagos.

Gladiators coach Jacqui Shipanga expressed her delight in the friendly match.

Shipanga Accepts Fredericks’ Apology

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Shipanga Accepts Fredericks’ Apology

Prodigal daughter of Namibia football,striker Emmerencia “Kleintjie” Fredericks will not receive special treatment but will be considered for selection, Brave Gladiators Coach Jacqueline Shipanga said.

This follows media reports of a public apology issued by Fredericks for her misconduct last year during a team training camp.

“She is great player and we accept her apology, but again she will not just walk into the team. It will be tough, but with her talent I think she can make it” Shipanga said.

Coaching Courses Continues

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The NFA Introductory Coaching Course continues to impact basic coaching skills on prospective coaches with the latest being the over 20 participants at the Oshakati leg of the Series.

The course at Oshakati took place last week February 28 to March 4 at the Oshakati Independence Stadium with NFA Instructor and former National team coach Max Johnson conducting the course.

The next course will be held in the Erongo region from 14 to 18 March for all the towns and villages within the region as well as the neighbouring regions.

Football for Health to Start in May

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The Football for Heath program moved another step forward the implementation process as FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) officials visited Namibia last week.

Following the recent visit of FIFA’s chairman of Medical Committee Jiri Dvorak, Namibia had Head of the Research Centre, Astrid Junge and Dr Coin Fuller, a Researcher with the F-MARC in Zurich.

Match Commissioners Induction

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Match Commissioners Induction

The Namibia National Referees Committee is hosting a one-day Match Commissioners Clinic at Otjiwarongo on Saturday.

According to the national referees coordinator Absalom Goseb, the twenty participants will be taken through the ropes of overseeing matches and how to compile an effective match commissioner’s reports.

Khomas Football Region hosts grassroots football at Sam Nujoma Stadium

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The youth committee of the Khomas Football Region hosted a successful grassroots football festival for over 170 youngster between the age of 7 and 12 at the sam nujoma stadium.

The grassroot festival which was organized to gauge the interest in junior football was coordinated by Mr Fortune Eichab, of the Khomas Youth Committee.

The grassroot festival was supported by the youth football development of the Namibia football association, which is chaired by mr isaack hamata and coordinated by mr jakes armaning.

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