The Namibia Football Association on Wednesday announced the appointment of Ricardo Mannetti as the Brave Warriors head coach on a two-year contract.
The appointment follows the sudden resignation of Roger Palmgren from Sweden who resigned after barely a month in charge, citing safety concerns due to serious threats against him and his family.
NFA secretary general Barry Rukoro said they had been grooming Mannetti for the head coach position and that circumstances had now necessitated his appointment.
Tin Hlupic and Gerard Fischer won the fourth tournament of the KIA National Beach Volleyball Tour that took place at the DTS club in Olympia last Saturday.
A total of 36 sides participated in five different categories while the event was sponsored by Maerua Superspar.
Hlupic and Fischer managed to grab their second career title in the men’s competition that saw seven teams squaring off in the double elimination format.
Namibia’s Under 16 girls tennis team qualified for the International Tennis Federation’s Junior Federations Cup after finishing second at the African Junior Team qualifying event in Tunisia last week.
The Namibian team of Sedi Jacobs and Lize Moolman won four of its five matches to finish second behind Egypt who remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Namibia’s victories came against Kenya, South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia.
Namibia started off with impressive 3-0 victories against Kenya and South Africa before beating Tunisia and Morocco 2-1.
With the 2014 African Women’s Football Championships due to be hosted in Namibia, the Brave Gladiators are hard at work and competing in the Khomas U/17 Boys League where they recorded their first win with a 2-1 victory over Scorpions over the weekend.
Mangulikeni Hamata opened the scoring for the Brave Gladiators with a strong header on 21 minutes after a perfect corner kick from Emmerencia Fredericks.
Just before halftime, Juliana Skrywer made it 2-0 with a chip over the Scorpions keeper after a well-timed defence-splitting pass from Lena Noreses in midfield.
Revivals Volleyball Club (RVC) were the big winners at the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball Ladies League held in Grootfontein last Saturday.
The team climbed four spots to third place on the log after beating Oshikoto Nampol (ONVC) and Eleven Warriors in spectacular style.
The Katutura outfit defeated ONVC 3-1 in an action-packed match that kept the crowd thrilled throughout its duration, while they beat the host team Eleven Warriors 3-0.