Local Coaches attends CAF/NFA B License Course

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A three week- CAF/NFA B License Coaching course starts in Windhoek on Monday with NFA Coaching instructors Timo Tjongarero, Willy Kapukare, Ricardo Mannetti and Klaus Staerk conducting the course.

The first week of the course will see participants taken through coaching techniques, planning of training sessions, Tactics, Sport medicine. Specific tactics will focus on defending, Midfield, attacking and scoring, motivation and communication as well as game analysis.

Youth Football Pilot leagues

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Windhoek will be hosting a Pilot youth leagues project starting this weekend as the NFA takes youth football to another level.

According to the Namibia Football Association technical Director Klaus Staerk, Youth football is a primary objective of the FA and his office is mandated with ensuring that structures are in place to streamline youth football and nurture its development.

Let's have more Youth Cups

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Head coach of the national under-20 side Ricardo Mannetti will draft a few players from the Namibian newspaper for the April 21 clash with Rwanda in the 2013 African Youth Championship qualifiers first leg.

Speaking at Keetmanshoop after the end of the four-day tournament that brought together the best of regional youth players, Mannetti who also doubles up as an assistant to the Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka said, the tournament provided youngsters with a platform to parade their talent and by so doing learn from others to improve their own games.

Namibia finishes third at U-17 Meeting

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Westphalia beat South Afrcia 4-3 to win the Namibia Three-Nations undr-17 tournament at the Khuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay.

The two sides meet in the final match of the competition on Easter Monday and the visiting German side Westphalia were leading 3-0 at halftime.

However in the second half, the South Afrcia came back strongly and managed to get three goals of their own, while Westphalia also added a fourth goal to take honors, 4-3.

Erongo wins Namibian Cup

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Player of the Series Mapenzi Muwaenei inspired Erongo to a 2-0 victory over Oshana on Easter Monday at the Keetmanshoop Stadium.

The two sides met in the final match following 1-0 over Khomas for Erongo and a 3-0 win over Kavango for Oshana in the seminal of the Winners Section.

The match played in front of expectant crowd, which included Sport and Culture deputy Minister Pohamba Shifeta, the Governor of the Karas Region Clinton Swartbooi and his counterpart from Erongo Kleophas Mutjavikua, got off to frantic start as both sides looked for that all important early goal.

Erongo meet Oshana as Omusati face Otjozondjupa

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The Erongo and Oshana regions will meet in the final match of the 12the edition of the Namibia Newspaper Cup at the Keetmanshoop Stadium on Easter Monday.

The two sides made sure of their berths in the Winners Section final match to be played at 14h00 with Erongo edging out the defending champions Khomas 1-0 via a great goal by Ananias Kleophas midway the first half.

Khomas on course as Oshana crush Omaheke

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Captain Warren Pofander scored four goals as the host redeemed themselves with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Caprivi in the Losers Section last eight, while defending champions Khomas edged out Oshikoto 5-3 on penalties to reach the Namibian Newspaper Cup semi-finals.

Following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to the oshikoto region in the opening match on Good Day, the host Karas region bounced back with aplomb to best the Caprivi Region 6-0 in the first match of the second day at the Keetmanshoop Sports Stadium as they meet in the Losers Section.

Mixed results for Nam at U17 Tourney

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Namibia national under-17 side lost 1-0 to Westphalia as the visitors had their striker’s leg broken at the Khuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay on Friday.

In their second match of the Three-Nations Tournament, Namibia suffered their first loss of the competition as they conceded a seventh minute penalty after a wild challenge by their keeper Donovan Geingub on a Westphalia striker that left the latter with a broken leg and a red card for the former.

According to Namibia head coach Timo Tjongarero, the incident was unfortunate and all the players were emotional about it.

Karas out, Erongo escape thriller

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The 12 edition of the Namibian Youth Cup got underway at the Keetmanshoop Sports stadium on Friday and produced some early upsets.

The host region, Karas, hosting the competition for the second time, squared off against Oshikoto region in the first match of Day-One and they dominated most of the play in the first half but had no goal to show for their enterprising efforts.

Namibia in U/17 Four Nations Tourney

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Namibia will be hosting Zambia, South Africa and Westphalia in a four nations under-17 tournament at Walvis Bay over the Easter break.

The under-17 tournament will be played over at the Khuisebmond Stadium from 5 to 9 April and will provide youngsters with a great chance to prove themselves on the international arena.

According to Namibian national team assistant coach Gerald Guther, his team is geared up.

“ It will be a great chance for the boys to lift their game and playing against these country will be self-encouraging for our players”, Guther said.

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