Mbidi excited about UEFA president’s visit to Namibia


Namibia Football Association president Frans Mbidi has expressed his excitement at news that Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) president Ceferin Aleksander will visit Namibia from next week.

Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Mbidi said Aleksander will be in the country from 27 December to 05 January 2018 with his family and two other families he invited along for the trip.

He said as NFA president he is looking forward to welcoming Aleksander to the country even though he is on holiday.

Chan preparations start


The Brave Warriors' preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championships (Chan) in Morocco began on Tuesday following the announcement of a 31-man training squad by coach Ricardo Mannetti in Windhoek.

The team will train in Windhoek at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre until Friday, 22 December before 26 to 28 players fly out to Tunisia for a further two-week camp where the final 23-man squad will be selected.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Mannetti said he called up players he believed would do battle for Namibia.

Young Chiefs dismiss relegation talk


Young Chiefs coach Alexander Itumba says it is too early for him to start talking about relegation in the Namibia Premier League (NPL).

The 2017/18 NPL season?s first leg came to an end over the weekend with Young Chiefs finishing 15th on the log of 16 teams. The NPL second leg continues in February next year.

In an interview with Nampa on Sunday, Itumba said he was not worried about his team's standing on the log at the moment.

Oscar Pistorius approaches ConCourt to appeal 13-year murder sentence


Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has filed papers to the Constitutional Court appealing his 13-year sentence for murder.

The papers were filed on Monday, News24 has learnt.

Last month the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein increased his sentence to 13 years and five months in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The court said Pistorius should have been sentenced to 15 years, but the SCA took into account the time he had already served.

The State had applied to have Pistorius's initial six-year prison sentence increased.

Life Fighters and Young Chiefs collect three points in Windhoek


Oshakati-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Young Chiefs registered their first win of the season when they beat Citizens 2-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.

Young Chiefs are, however, still bottom of the log on eight points - two points behind Rundu Chiefs who are positioned 15th with 10 points and three points away from Tigers, who are 14th with 11 points.

Young Chiefs collected five points from draws in their 12 matches played thus far.

They take on UNAM on Sunday in Windhoek.

UNAM also won Saturday, beating Chief Santos from Tsumeb 1-0 in Windhoek.

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