Archive - Aug 2006
The Namibian Football Consortium will continue its sponsorship of Namibian football, although the starting date for the new league season has not been finalised yet.
â??We would like to reinforce our relationship with the NFA. The NFC imposed a sponsorship moratorium in June, due to the problems that arised at that time. But now a programme has been designed to deal with these problems,â? the spokesman for the NFC, Cassius Moeti said at a press conference at Soccer House on Wednesday..
Brave Warriors midfielder Quinton Jacobs is on the verge of signing for Norwegian first division side Bryne FK.
Jacobs, who turns out for South African club Ajax Cape Town, is currently on trial with Bryne FK and has reportedly impressed the club.
Midfielder Cyril Zuma is South Africaâ??s high profile player in their Under 23 squad which takes on Namibia in an Under-23 Olympic qualifying match in Potchefstroom, South Africa on Sunday, September 3.
Namibia beat Jomo Cosmos 2-0 in a friendly match in Johannesburg yesterday.
It was a much better performance by the Brave Warriors after they lost 5-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns last Friday.
The Brave Warriors'team manager Markus Damaseb told The Namibian that they had a full squad to choose from and were able to call on most of their South African-based professionals, after only 13 local-based players were available for the Sundowns match.
Namibiaâ??s Under 23 team is confident of doing well against South Africa, after a good performance in a Four Nations tournament in Luanda, Angola over the weekend.
Namibia was called up at the last minute to compete in the tournament after a late withdrawal by one of the original participating countries.
Coastal Pirates dominated the Swakopmund Inline Hockey tournament that took place at the coastal town from August 24 to 27.
Pirates dominated the various age group categories, winning six out of nine categories. They won the Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 18 and Open Menâ??s categories.
Namibia won the silver medal when they went down 1-3 to South Africa in the final of the Cosafa womenâ??s soccer tournament at the Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka yesterday.
The Brave Gladiators even took the lead in yesterdayâ??s match but they allowed South Africa to claw their way back into the game and retain their title.
A Namibian invitation team beat a Western Region XV 50-5 in a friendly rugby match in Swakopmund on Saturday, after leading 29-0 at halftime.
The match served as preparation for Namibia ahead of next monthâ??s World Cup qualifier against Kenya and although the opposition was not too strong, the Namibian team gave an encouraging and solid performance.
NAMIBIA reached the final of the Cosafa Cup soccer tournament after beating hosts Zambia 5-4 after a penalty shootout in Lusaka on Friday.
The two teams were tied 1-1 after normal time but the Brave Gladiators rode their luck to triumph in the shootout lottery.
Namibiaâ??s preparations for the Afrcan Cup of Nations got off to a shaky start when they lost 5-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns in Pretoria on Frday night.
According to Namibiaâ??s team manager Markus Damaseb, Namibia was handicapped from the start, with none of the foreign-based professionals available, while several players had to play out of position.