Archive - Jan 10, 2012
Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka has named a 23-man squad to take on Zambia in a friendly match in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The majority of the players are local-based although five foreign-based players have also been included.
They are goalkeepers Virgil Vries of Golden Arrows and Ephraim Tjihonge of African Warriors; midfielders Lazarus Kaimbi of Osotspa Saraburi and Rudolf Bester of Orlando Pirates; and striker Tangeni Shipahu of Amazulu.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s appeal and upheld CAF’s original decision.
In a media release issued on its website, CAS did not provide reasons for reaching their decision saying “the final award with reasons will be issued by the CAS in a few weeks.”
Namibia had claimed that Herve Zengue, used twice in Nations Cup qualifiers against them by Burkina Faso was ineligible to play.
The Cameroon born player is married to a Burkinabe but had not received clearance to play for Burkina Faso from FIFA.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled against Namibia’s appeal against CAF and Burkina Faso.
There were initially no details on the case on the CAS website but according to the CAF website, the NFA’s appeal has been dismissed.
It confirmed CAF’s initial decision on November 24, 2011 to rule against Namibia’s case, while it stated that the NFA should bear the costs of arbitration, to be determined by CAS.
It added that the NFA shall contribute 5 000 Swiss Francs (about N$42 760) towards the legal fees and other expenses incurred by CAF.
The third and final leg of the Bank Windhoek Grand Prix series will take place on Saturday at the Windhoek Independence Stadium.
The first two legs were held in Oshakati and Swakopmund in November and December respectively after Athletics Namibia (AN) decided to start the season early.
AN president, Frank Fredericks said that the reason they had started the season early was to give the athletes more time to qualify for international competitions.