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Brave Warriors head to South Africa for upcoming matches

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The Namibia Football Association hosted a send-off ceremony for the Brave Warriors in Windhoek.

The Brave Warriors are set to face Tunisia and Liberia in two World Cup qualifiers to be held in South Africa.

According to the head coach, Colin Benjamin, they are ready to take on the challenge.

The Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sport Commission, Freddy Mwiya, wished the team well.

On his part, the President of the Namibia Football Association, Robert Shimooshili, highlighted the importance of representing Namibia at the highest level.

FIFA rejects Namibia Football Association's request for extension

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Global football body FIFA has rejected the NFA's request to extend the country's transfer window period.

The NFA's request, submitted in the form of a letter to FIFA, asked the global body to extend the transfer window to Friday, the 23rd of this month, after the local second period of the transfer window ended on the 12th of this month.

In a reply to the NFA over the weekend, FIFA emphasized that for reasons of equal treatment and legal security, registration periods may only be amended or modified prior to their beginning.

NFA President Shimooshili Clarifies Rumors Surrounding Collin Benjamin's Position as Brave Warriors Coach

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NFA President Robert Shimooshili has moved to dispel rumours suggesting that the Namibia Football Association (NFA) is planning to replace Brave Warriors coach Collin Benjamin.

Shimooshili firmly stated that Benjamin's position is secure, and the reports of the association seeking a new coach are entirely false.

Shimooshili & Kauta race heats Up

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The race for the presidency of the Namibian Football Association (NFA) between Robert Shimooshili and Patrick Kauta is expected to be highly competitive and closely contested at the Association's Elective Congress on Friday.

Both Shimooshili and Kauta have shared their visions for the future of the NFA if elected as President. Kauta, in particular, spoke to the media from Ghana, highlighting the importance of his campaign.

FIFA SPORTS CENTRE AT MARIENTAL YET TO BE BUILT

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The re-elected chairperson of the Hardap Football Association in Mariental, Michael Situde, is appealing to the Mariental Municipality for assistance in acquiring land under the FIFA Forward program. Situde aims to build a center that can benefit local football clubs.

Situde informed NBC Sport that currently, 90 percent of the football clubs in Mariental are training on gravel fields due to the lack of proper stadiums. He also mentioned that those who do have proper fields demand high rental rates, leading many teams to travel to neighboring towns for tournaments.

NFA ANNOUNCES ROUND 1 OF 2023/24 NAMIBIA PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES

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The highly anticipated 2023/24 Debmarine Namibia Premiership is set to kick off its first round of fixtures this weekend, featuring eight thrilling matches that will take center stage. 

The official fixtures for this weekend were revealed during a draw held on Monday at the NFA Soccer House.  As the premiership season is just beginning, there will be a break to accommodate the CHAN Qualifiers, scheduled to take place from the 22nd to the 24th of September. This break will allow players to represent their national teams and compete in this prestigious tournament. 

Women in football still not equal to their male counterpart

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According to a 2022 report by the International Federation of Professional Footballers, only 18% of female football players across the world can truly be registered as professionals.  

As per FIFA definition, this means that these players have written contracts and are paid for their work as well as the expenses they incur.

The impact of COVID-19 has disturbed all sports ecosystems by having slashed revenue of sports activities, club and teams. 

Kordom takes step back from national team

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Brave Gladiators' forward Annoushka Kordom has announced that she will be taking a step back from doing national duties, citing unresolved issues with team management, including uncertainties relating to payment.

Kordom said this on her social media platforms on Wednesday.

Kordom added that the NFA women's desk is aware of her concerns, explaining that the current SG responded to her email, acknowledging receipt and promising to send a formal response after verifying the details.

NFA needs help with Stadium renovations

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The NFA/FIFA Normalization Committee is working closely with all stakeholders, in an effort to bring the National Football games back to Namibian soil. This was revealed by Normalization Committee Member - Diina Shitula, in an exclusive interview with Nbc Sport. 

. Football fans will still have to wait a while to watch their respective national teams playing at the Sam Nujoma and Independence Stadiums.