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A young Brave Warriors team and Lesotho played to a goalless draw in an international friendly at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Monday night.
There was not much to enthuse about in a match that lacked sparkle and excitement while the poor turnout of about 1000 people also detracted from the occasion.
Furthermore, the floodlights on the south side of the field were not working, with the result that visibility was not very good.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has expressed shock and dismay at the CAF decision to dismiss the dispute regarding the eligibility of Burkina Faso player Hervé Zengue.
According to NFA president John Muinjo, the Football Association has appealed the decision taken by CAF to dismiss the protest over Cameroonian-born Hervé Zengue, who featured for Burkina Faso’s home and away ties against Namibia in the 2012 African nations Cup qualifiers, which the latter both lost.
Namibia has been drawn to play against Liberia in the second preliminary round of the 2013 African Nations Cup that will be held in South Africa.
Namibia will have to play in the second round of preliminary matches along with 27 other nations after they failed to qualify for the 2012 edition of the tournament that will be held in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
Liberia are ranked 121 in the world and 31 in Africa while Namibia have a world ranking of 127 and are 33rd in Africa.
The U20 Women’s National team will play a friendly match against South Africa on December 3 in Windhoek.
The match was organised as part of the Young Gladiators’ preparation for the U20 World Cup qualifier against Ghana which will be played next year in March.
A total of 39 players have been included in the squad that will be reduced to 18 for the match against Ghana.
Thomalina Adams is included in the squad but will not be available for the friendly match against South Africa NFA Women’s Desk’s Jackie Gertze said.
African Stars moved to within a point of log leaders Black Africa after beating Ramblers 3-0 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
After a goalless first half, Stars stepped up the tempo and goals by Muna Katupose, Rudi Louw and Meraai Swartbooi gave them a comfortable victory.
Muna Katupose came close for Stars early on, shooting narrowly wide from an Edwin Korukuve cross, while he intercepted a bad clearance from Ramblers keeper Athiel Mbaha, but once again shot narrowly wide.
Hotspurs shocked Tigers with a 2-0 victory at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Hotspurs took the lead on 17m when John Schultz headed home a flick on by Gomes Casanova. Eduardo Eiseb sealed Hotspurs’ victory when he stabbed in a cross by Richard Kavendji on 51m.
The result saw Hotspurs moving out of the relegation zone up to eighth position on 7 points, while Tigers dropped down to fifth position on 10 points.
Tigers were quite unlucky, hitting the bar three times, through Steve Sabatha, Pineas Jacob and Letu Shatimuene, while they also missed a penalty.
Namibia’s protest over the eligibility of Burkina Faso’s Cameroon-born player Herve Zengue was dismissed by the Confederation of African Football on Friday.
According to the BBC, CAF ruled against Namibia's protest because of the wrong procedure of their protest.
Citing article 37.1 of the CAF statutes, Africa’s ruling body dismissed the protest saying it was filed long after the stipulated period for such appeals.
This means that Burkina Faso will now play in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations which takes place in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in January and February 2012.
Martin Kambungu scored from the penalty spot to give SKW a 1-0 victory against Orlando Pirates on Friday night.
SKW won the penalty after striker Panduleni “Kaka” Nekundi was fouled in the box and Kambungu made no mistake with his spot kick, sending Pirates’ keeper Helmut Maletsky the wrong way.
But it was a rather dull contest with few clearcut chances on either side and the 300-odd fans at the Sam Nujoma Stadium did not have much to cheer about.
With the Brave Warriors hosting Lesotho in a friendly match on Monday night, coach Bernard Kaanjuka is relishing the opportunity to build a strong foundation for his tenure as he looks ahead to the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Speaking to nfa.org.na ahead of the encounter which will take place at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, the acting coach expressed his desire to do well in his first official match in charge at the helm of the senior national team.
Cricket Namibia has confirmed that the bilateral series between Kenya and Namibia will take place in Windhoek in early November.
CEO of Cricket Namibia Graham McMillan said it was a very important series.
“This is a very important phase of the preparations for both ICC Associate countries in the run up to the ICC Global T20 Qualifiers in the UAE in March 2012. Especially in light of the fact that the ICC have allowed only two countries to qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup,” he said.