Clinical Arrows avoids the drop

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Coastal giants Eleven Arrows survived the drop on the final day as they beat United Stars 2-0 at the Khuisebmond Stadium on Saturday.

The two sides met in what was dubbed the game of Namibia Premier League Match-day-22 as they both tried to avoid relegation.

Hotspurs were relegated last weekend after their 2-1 defeat to Black Afrcia and goals from Peter Ngwenya and Enrico Hoebeb gave Arrows the much needed victory to take their points to 20 in the season, sending United down to the First Division on 17 points.

Namibian coaches pass CAF B- License Course

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All 18 coaches who attended the CAF/NFA B-License coaching course made the grades after the evaluation by CAF recently.

The 18 coaches attended a three-week CAF/NFA B-license Coaching course at Soccer House, Windhoek and according to the report cards from CAF, all eighteen scored above the pass rate of 60 percent.

Namibia Football Association Technical Director Klaus Stark says the 18, graduates from the Introductory Coaching and C-License Coaching courses, were confirmed by CAF to have passed and will be receiving their certificates soon.

FIFA Football Seminar postponed

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The 2012 FIFA Football Seminar that was scheduled for 19 May in Windhoek has been postponed due unforeseen circumstances.

The Seminar was set to bring several women football experts from the Eastern and Southern Afrcia regions as well as FIFA delegates to Windhoek for a period of three days.

Women Super League to resume

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super League will resume on 26 May with Rounds three and four of the championships.

The Women Super League log leaders JS Academy needs two wins against Poly Babes & OKahandja Beauties FC to clinch the 2011-2012 Super league crown and if they fail to get all six points, the race will be open with the likes of Okahandja Beauties and Poly Babes in the reckoning.

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.

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