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

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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.

NFA hosts FUTURO III

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.

A Record attendance at Oshakati Grassroots Festival

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The second leg of the FIFA/NFA Grassroots Football festival held at Oshakati is hailed a great success with a record 1800 kids participating in the festival last Saturday.

According to the NFA’s Education officer Timothy Tjongarero, the festival week that started off with a coaching course for 56 participants demonstrated the interest in football development from youth coaches in northern regions for Oshana, Omusati, Ohangwena and Oshikoto.

Referees Course media release

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NPL SUPPORT REFEREES DEVELOPMENT

A five day refresher course for referees is taking place at Shalom Centre on the outskirts of Windhoek. The course is being facilitated by Namibia FIFA Instructors, Spike Hendengwa, Arvo Mufeti and Daniel Mukwanyama. The course organized by the Namibia Football Association is supported by the Namibia Premier League.

The participants hail from Khomas, Omaheke, Karas, Hardap, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Caprivi, Kavango, Erongo, Otjozondjupa, Kunene.

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