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.

Bring them on!: Zimmer

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The national women under-17 side is ready for their first FIFA World Cup qualifier match as they take on South Africa on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium with kickoff at 16h00.

The team has been in camp for the last two weeks with 20 players fighting for places in the team that face their South Africa counterparts in the two countries first ever FIFA Women u/17 World Cup qualifiers.

Warriors draw, Gladiators lose

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There were contrasting fortunes for the national senior teams as the Brave Warriors draw with Zambia and the Brave Gladiators lost at home to Tanzania in their African Women Championship qualifier first leg.

At the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Zambia entertained the Warriors in an international friendly match as the former looks to wrap up their 2012 ACFON preparations, while the Warriors continues to prepare for a busy 2012.

Gladiators host Tanzania


The national ladies soccer team, the Brave Gladiators will have tough task game against visitors Tanzania on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 17h00.

The Gladiators gets their African Women Championship qualifiers underway on Saturday at home to Tanzania and Coach Jacqueline Shipanga expressed caution of the visitors.

“They are a tough physical side and they have already played at the African championships and also did well at Cosafa next year and we are expecting a tough game but we have a game plan and have worked really hard for the match”, Shipanga said.

Warriors take on Zambia

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Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka has released his training squad for the upcoming friendly match against Zambia in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The friendly match will form part of the two countries preparation for the 2012 AFCON finals (Zambia) and the 2013 AFCON qualifiers (Namibia) later this year and Kaanjuka was a happy man to have this friendly match.

Adams & Kasaona join Tanzania battle


Namibian women football foreign legion of Tomalina Adams and Mammie Kasaona jetted home on Tuesday morning to join up with the Brave Gladiators as Namibia prepares to face Tanzania in the African Women Champion qualifiers on Saturday.

The two players of SV Germania Hauenhorst Tomalina Adams a midfielder and Mammie Kasaona a defender joined up with the rest of the squad in a morning session at the NFA Technical Centre and expressed their readiness for the clash against the Tanzanians.

“We don’t know anything about them our coaches will tell us more but we are ready”, Kasaona said.

NFA expressed Dismay at CAS dismissal

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The Namibia Football Association has expressed their dismay at the latest ruling in their case by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which dismissed the appeal of the NFA against CAF.

On Tuesday 10 January 2012, the CAS rendered its decision in the arbitration between the Namibia Football Association and the Confederation African de Football (CAF): the CAS has dismissed the appeal of the Namibia FA and has confirmed the decision of the CAF Appeal Board dated 24 November 2011 and stated that the final award with reasons will be issued by the CAS in a few weeks.

NFA awaits CAS verdict

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The Namibia Football Association awaits with bated breath on the outcome of their appeal case against CAF, regarding the eligibility of Cameroon-born Burkinabe player Hervé Zengue.

The NFA on Friday presented their case to the International Court for Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland and the President John Muinjo was a happy man.

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