The Namibia Football Association (NFA) joins in the celebration of the African Union (AU) 50th Jubilee Celebration this weekend as they host Zambia with two international matches at the famous Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The African continent is celebrating 50 years of the OAU/AU’s formation and during this year’s Africa Day celebration, the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture was nominated to chair the Cultural and Sports events.
Brave Warriors coach Roger Palmgren said Namibia’s players’ fitness levels were a disgrace when he announced the squad that will play Zambia in a friendly match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Palmgren said the fitness levels of the players needed to improve drastically.
“The players underwent a fitness test (by a biokineticist) at the end of March and the results were a disgrace. The fitness levels were not good enough and we will have to work on that,” he said.
There was a surprise winner at the Coastal Indoor Classic, Namibia’s only indoor fistball tournament on Saturday as the Under 18 national team unexpectedly took home the trophy at the event held at the SFC Sport complex in Swakopmund.
A total of nine teams from around the country participated in the tournament including teams from Atlantis SC in Walvis Bay, the SFC Sport Club, SKW, DTS, Cohen FC and two teams of the U18 national squad.
In a tightly contested final the reigning tournament champions and favourites for the event SKW took on the U18 national team.
Equatorial Guinea has been named as the replacement for Tanzania in the COSAFA Cup Zambia 2013 field after the latter were forced to withdraw.
The Taifa Stars became ineligible for the tournament as it clashed with a revised date for their African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Uganda in July.
The East African nation was set to make their second visit to the Southern African regional championship that runs from July 6-20 after appearing in the inaugural tournament in 1997.
Rundu Chiefs’ Edward Maova is excited about linking up with Namibia’s senior soccer team, ahead of the Brave Warriors friendly match against Zambia on Saturday.
The match will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium and will form part of the African Union’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Maova, who led the Otjozondjupa region to the 2013 Namibia Newspaper Cup title, has been a sensation for Rundu Chiefs this year and said he was looking forward to the experience.