Roger Palmgren new Warriors coach


The Executive Committee of the NFA, having gone through so many applications, now has the pleasure to announce that Roger Palmgren will succeed Bernard Kaanjuka as the new and now also substantive coach of the Brave Warriors.

Roger has extensive knowledge of Africa having worked on the continent for a total of more than 19 years.

His first experience in Africa was when he led a youthful Sierra Leone national team to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations qualification and participation in 1996 which was hosted and won by South Africa.

Building on his knowledge of the continent, Roger has had time spend in the DR Congo as Technical Director for the National Team (which he helped qualify for the African Cup of Nations in 2O0O), before moving to Rwanda where he was again successful when he won the regional CECAFA Cup.

He has altogether presided over 47 full international games as Head Coach and a further 23 as Head Coach of a youth national teams.

Roger also served as Sport/Technical Director at Amazulu in South Africa before he was appointed to the position of Head Coach to save the team from imminent relegation, which he did. The team eventually ended up in the much respectable position of 7th and qualified for the MTN Top 8 competition for the first time ever. The team also reached the Semi Finals of the Nedbank Cup the same season.

Apart from that Roger, who is a holder of UEFA PRO-license, has coached a number of clubs in his home country of Sweden and Europe. The NFA believes that he will bring some valuable experience and professionalism to the national team of Namibia. His appointment will become of effect when all legal procedures have been completed.