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Namibia Football Association Introduces C License Coaching Course in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region for the First Time

Namibia Football Association Introduces C License Coaching Course in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region for the First Time

Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region - The Namibia Football Association (NFA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the highly anticipated C License Coaching Course, which will be held for the first time in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region. This groundbreaking initiative aims to enhance football development within the region and create a new wave of skilled coaches who will contribute to the growth of the sport in Namibia. The course that started from 12 September will end on the 22 September 2023. The NFA C License Coaching Course in Katima Mulilo is set to revolutionize football coaching in the Zambezi Region.…
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DTS Beach Volleyball Tournament

DTS Beach Volleyball Tournament

Mathew T Haikali Windhoek, Namibia : On September 16th, the capital city played host to the highly anticipated DTS Beach Volleyball Tournament, generously sponsored by African Marketing and OTB Sport. This event drew 35 enthusiastic beach volleyball teams, competing across five diverse categories. Despite the hot weather conditions, the tournament witnessed spirited competition and showcased remarkable talent. The Social category, featuring five teams, provided an exciting start to the tournament, with Kalipi Ndeshipanda & Simeon Ndaxula exhibiting exemplary teamwork, securing the top position. Dorothy Nambahu & Joseph Shapumba fought valiantly and secured the second position, followed closely by Mark Brinkmann…
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Just Saying with Matts Haikali

Just Saying with Matts Haikali

I have been following keenly the various tournament being organized around the country and I have observed a very sutle but disturbing trend amongst the organizer. While the promotions of mass participation in sports is important. I have a feeling something is not right somewhere.Am just saying , in an era where progress towards gender equality is being championed across the globe, it remains disheartening to witness disparities persisting within the realm of sports rewards in Namibia at community level.The question arises: Why do women’s sports tournaments often receive fewer rewards than their male counterparts? While it is crucial to…
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An exclusive interview with Robert Kaxuxuena

An exclusive interview with Robert Kaxuxuena

Name: Robert KaxuxuenaDate of birth: 06 November 1975Occupation: CoachInstitution : Namibia Defense Force A lot of people do not know who is behind Namibia’s Marathon queen, Helalia Johannes. You have continued to play a low key when it comes to being in the limelight for somebody who was once a marathon himself. Please share with us who is Mr Kaxuxuena? My name is Robert Kaxuxuena, and am an athletics coach, currently am responsible for Helalia Johannes, Martha Shivolo, Daniel Paulus, Simon Paulus, Jessiya Matheus and 15 more. I would say coaching came naturally as I have had an interest in…
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An exclusive interview with Merilees Govender a Rugby Player

An exclusive interview with Merilees Govender a Rugby Player

Name : Merilees GovenderDate of Birth : 4 March 1997Place of Birth : Durban, South AfricaSport : Women RugbyPosition : Scrumhalf, loose forwardClub : UNAM Women Sports is not a very easy career choice in Namibia and especially for girls and women how did it all start for you? Well, initially my first sport was cricket which I played in primary school, when I got to grade 8, I started playing rugby, netball and a little bit of soccer and volleyball. Rugby is a physical game, and its not regarded as a women sports, and in Namibia it is not…
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Just Saying with Matts Haikali

Just Saying with Matts Haikali

As I reflect on the events of the past week, where Namibia football legends gathered to play in Rundu and Otjiwarongo, I am struck by a mixture of emotions. The nostalgia of witnessing these icons relive their youthful prowess on the very fields that once nurtured their talents is undeniable. However, this emotional journey is intertwined with a stark realization – the state of the dilapidated once-vibrant sports facilities, where they honed their skills. Am just saying the sight around some of the towns,of these deteriorated facilities serves as a testament to the neglect that has plagued them over the…
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An exclusive interview with Messah Eero Natangwe Kambala:Volleyball player

An exclusive interview with Messah Eero Natangwe Kambala:Volleyball player

Name : Messah Eero Natangwe Kambala, Date of Birth: 10 June 1993. Sport Code : Volleyball player, Position: outside attacker Club : Khomas NAMPOL A lot of volleyball people regard you as a versatile player, how would you describe yourself? I have heard that am currently widely regarded as one of the best passers and attacker in the country. For me I think of myself as “complex warrior” but another part of me I consider myself as vulnerable and wounded because of my upbringing and that’s why I do what I love most,”sport.” I started playing volleyball at the age…
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Just Saying with Matts Haikali

Just Saying with Matts Haikali

This past two weeks, I have had the privilege to be hosted by the loving residents of Rundu, in the Kavango East region. In the realm of sports, the transformation of a town into a dynamic hub for athletes and enthusiasts can be a game-changer. Rundu, nestled in the heart of the region, has the potential to step onto the international sports stage with the right strategy. The recent turnout at a local sporting event demonstrate the need for more investments in sports, both by the local authority and central government. Am just saying by revitalizing existing facilities and establishing…
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Just Saying with Matts Haikali

Just Saying with Matts Haikali

This past week I got a chance to attend various sporting activities where people of different ages and skills were taking part in sporting activities. It was very disheartening to see all these athlete performing to the best of their abilities in front of meagre crowd of people, who one could count on their one hand. There is a need to cultivate a culture of supporting those we love, when they go showcase their skills on the sports field, it does not matter whether it’s a soccer field, cricket field, race course or car track, we need to start providing…
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An exclusive interview with Thomalina“Pele” Adams : A Football Player/Coach

An exclusive interview with Thomalina“Pele” Adams : A Football Player/Coach

Name : Thomalina “Pele” Adams Place of Birth: Lüderitz, Kharas Region Date of Birth: 1993 June 07 Profession: Football Player/Coach A lot of people know you because of your involvement with the national team, the Brave Gladiators, who is actually Pele? My name is Thomalina Azania Adams but the most popular name is PELE I was born in the southern side of Namibia, in small coastal town called LüderitzBucht, where I grew up until I was thirteen years of age. Football passion for me started at home in the environment, where I grew playing street soccer with my friends, who…
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