Young Gladiators to visit Ghana


The national women under-20 team will have big challenge as they take on African women soccer powerhouse Ghana away at Accra on Saturday.

The two sides meet for the first leg of their FIFA Women U/20 World cup qualifier match with the return leg scheduled for Windhoek on March 4.

The team is relatively young with six players from the U/17 team featuring in the squad for exposure, according to Head coach of National women soccer Jacqueline Shipanga.

Warriors face Hoffenheim

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Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka have called up 22 players for the training match against the visiting German outfit Hoffenheim U23 on Thursday afternoon.

Namibia continues to prepare herself for the 2013 AFCON qualifier match away in Monrovia against Liberia on February 29 and Kaanjuka have recently expressed he need for the team to play more games as a unit and Hoffenheim presents just that platform.

Tsumeb host Introductory Coaching Course

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The north-central town of Tsumeb is hosting the Namibia football Association Introductory Coaching course with over 30 participants attending.

The Course at Tsumeb, which started on monday, 13 February to Friday, is the first coaching course for the year 2012 as the NFA continues to equip coaches in the country with basic coaching techniques.

Warriors’ plans for 2012

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The busy 2012 for the Brave Warriors will continue with a friendly match against Mozambique on February 22 in Windhoek.

This was confirmed on Thursday by the interim coach of the national men soccer team Bernard Kaanjuka at a press briefing held at Soccer House.

Announcing the Warriors’ programe for the next five months, Kaanjuka, stressed that it was important for the national team to play more friendly games so keep up the fitness of the players, as Namibia looks at the 2013 AFCON and 2014 World Cup qualifiers which underway end of this month.

Baby Gladiators lose at SA


The National women under-17 soccer team suffered a 5-0 defeat at South Africa on Saturday to all but blow their chances of making it to the 2012 FIFA Women U-17 World Cup.

Coming into the match, the Namibians played a one-all draw in Windhoek a fortnight ago and all was set for an interesting return match at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton, Johannesburg.

But in then end the South Africans proved too strong for the Namibian ladies as the former scored five unanswered goals to take a 6-1 aggregate win into the second round of the African world cup qualifiers.

Women U/20 prepares for Ghana


The women under-20 side training camp starts in earnest on Thursday as the Young Gladiators prepare for the FIFA World Cup qualifier first leg match at Ghana on February 18.

A squad of 25 players was announced this week and includes seven under-17 players, as the girls vie for the final 18 players on the flight to Accra for the February 18 match.

Mulunga back to lead


The national women under-17 side team departs for Johannesburg tomorrow as they prepare to take on South Africa in their second-leg 2012 World Cup qualifiers.

The team which played to one-all draw with the South African two weeks, this week welcomed back captain Lovisa Mulunga, who was part of the senior national team that were defeated 5-2 by Tanzania over the weekend in Dar es Salaam last weekend.

Brave Gladiators lose to Tanzania


The Brave Gladiators lost 5-2 at Tanzania on Sunday for a 7-2 aggregate defeat in the first round of the 2012 African Women Championships qualifiers.

The Namibian soccer ladies team had it all to do in the second leg in Dar es Salaam after losing 2-0 in Windhoek a fortnight ago.

But in a game with an estimated attendance of about 15 000 people and under very hot conditions, the Gladiators gave a good account of themselves as they scored two goals through Emmerencia Fredericks and Juliana Skrywer.

Gladiators to take on Tanzania

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The Brave Gladiators will have it all to do when they take on Tanzania on Saturday in Dar es Salaam in their African Women Championship qualifiers second leg.

The Gladiators are trailing 2-0 after the first leg match played on 14 January 2012 in Windhoek and will have it all to do in Tanzania this weekend.

Gladiators coach Jacqueline Shipanga said the team will includes a lot of youngsters for the encounter at Tanzania as the NFA women desk looks ahead to FIFA’s Women U-20 and U-17 World Cup qualifiers to be played next month.

Young Gladiators draw in wet conditions

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The Namibian under-17 women tam played to goalless draw against South Africa on Saturday afternoon in their FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup qualifying match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

Both sides had a great share of possession and showed some great innovations going forward in an entertaining match.

The Namibians, coached by Bertus Bock and Jeremy Zimmer, had captain Lovisa Mulunga in great form, while keeper Melanie Hikuam, had a great afternoon as well.

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