Young Warriors host Botswana

The national under-23 side, the Young Warriors host their Botswana counterparts on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium for the return leg of their 2012 London Olympic Games qualifier.

With a bulk of the players joining the team on Tuesday after taking part in Namibia’s under-20 first ever cosafa under-20 final in Botswana, assistant coach Ricardo Mannetti is satisfied with preparation for the crunch match.

“The other guys that were not part of the under-20 team were kept fit and active by the Technical Director at home”, he said.

Namibia finish second at cosafa youth champs

Namibia’s impressive run at the annual Cosafa youth championships came to a disappointing end yesterday as they suffered a 4 – 1 loss in Gaborone, Botswana, at the hands of defending champions Zambia.

The Namibian Under-20s were three goals down at half time and in the second half the powerful and dominating Zambians went four-up on the hour-mark to make it impossible for the young Warriors to come back into the game.

U/20 reaches Cosafa final

Namibia reaches the Cosafa under-20 final courtesy of impressive 3-0 defeat of Madagascar in the semi-final on Friday in Botswana.

Following their two-all draw with Lesotho and a two-nil victory over South Africa in Group B, the Namibians came into their semi-final clash against the islanders on high confidence. But the two teams weighted themselves well in 77 minutes of pay with either sides really creating clear-cut goal scoring opportunities.

U/20 reaches cosafa semis

The Namibia under-20 side has qualified for the annual cosafa youth championships semis after a convincing 2-0 win over arch-rivals South Africa in Gaborone on Wednesday.

The young Namibians booked their place in the semi-finals courtesy of their two-all draw with Lesotho in their open Group B match and followed that up with a thumping of South Africa.

Leo NFA Cup gets Underway

It’s all systems go for the kick off the 2011 edition of the Leo NFA Cup , as lower division clubs vie for honors starting this weekend.

The Leo NFA Cup for this season as launched at Soccer House on Wednesday and it was announced that the preliminary rounds for the first and second divisions countrywide will be contested before the final draw for the last 32 on January 2011.

Urikhob’s brace saves Namibia

Namibia got their annual cosafa under-20 championships to a great start as they came from two goals down to draw with favorites Lesotho in Saturday in Lobatse, Botswana.

After a fairly balanced first half, the Namibia conceded a late goal just before the interval as Lesotho’s Tsebang Lebata in the group B encounter.

Lesotho got their second ten minutes into the second half Litsepe Marabe to seal the match, but the Namibia had other ideas.

COSAFA Youth Championships


The annual Metropolitan COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships which gets underway in Botswana a today (Friday) will be without Malawi who withdrew this week due to financial reasons.

Malawi’s withdrawal leaves group A with three team- host Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland and it is the second time that Malawi snaps the annual youth competition, as they also failed to show in South Africa last year.

Comoros Islands also pulled out before the draw was conducted.

Namibia Aims High at COSAFA U/20

Namibia will be expecting a much better showing than last year when they take part in the 2010 Metropolitan COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships in Botswana.

The young Brave Warriors were humbled 9-0 by then hosts South Africa in their opening match in 2009, before going on to lose 4-2 to Seychelles in their final encounter, a set of results that sent shockwaves through the Namibian football fraternity and brought to an end the coaching reign of Richard Starke and Willem Kapukare.

Capacity Building with FUTURO III Course

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The FUTURO III Administration and Management Course takes place on Monday at Midgard Country Estate and will be attended by 29 local aspiring football administrators.

The participants will be introduced to FIFA and its development programmes, its confederations and FIFA Statutes on Monday morning.

The programme will continue with introduction on FIFA’s member Association and General Football management.


The Namibia Football Association is hosting the FIFA FUTURO III course in Administration and Management at Midgard Country Estate that starts on Thursday 18 November with the Potential Regional Instructors meeting.

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