Archive - Sep 2008
Namibia takes on South Africa’s national women’s side, Banyana Banyana in a friendly soccer match at the Khomasdal Stadium on Saturday.
South Africa requested the match and will be sending their full strength side in preparation for the African Women’s Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea later this year.
According to Jacky Gertze of the NFA’s Women’s Desk, Namibia’s Brave Gladiators will largely consist of Under 20 players, to help prepare them for the SADC Zone 6 Youth Games which take place in Potchefstroom, South Africa in December.
Henrico Botes has been recalled to the Brave Warriors squad for their final World Cup qualifying match against Zimbabwe in Windhoek on October 11.
The former Brave Warriors captain last played for Namibia against Ethiopia in October 2006 when he spat at a player and was subsequently banned for six matches by the Confederation of African Football. Since then Botes also suffered a serious knee injury and didn’t feature much for his club Platinum Stars in South Africa’s Premier Soccer league last season.
The start of the Namibia Premier League is still undecided since the Namibia Football Association and the Namibia Football Consortium are still locked in negotiations regarding the new league.
The administrator of the NPL, Tovey Hoebeb told Namibia Sport that the negotiations were still ongoing and that the league will not start on October 18, as was previously reported in a local daily.
“The NFA submitted a proposal to the NFC, but it was not happy with certain clauses. The NFA then forwarded a counter proposal and we are now waiting for feedback from the NFC,” Hoebeb said.