31 Mar 2015 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 30 MAR (NAMPA) - About 22 Namibia Football Association (NFA) Referees will be attending a refresher course at Outjo this week ahead of the 15th The Namibian Newspaper Cup.
The tournament is slated for 03 to 06 April at the Outjo Sports Stadium in the Kunene Region.
NFA Referees Manager Edwardt Ndjadhila was quoted in a statement issued on Monday saying it is important to have clued-up referees for the under-20 youth championship.
We will be taking them through the necessary reminder of the rules and regulations of the game and also to make sure that they are fit enough for the games. We always look forward to being part of these games and to nurture the future of local football, and therefore our referees should be able to relate well to the rules and apply them well for these young players to understand them, he said.
The referees will attend a two-day workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday with Ndjadhila as chief instructor, while national referees coordinator Absalom Goseb and NFA technical instructor Simson Domingu will also assist.
The 22 match officials are:
Queen Manga, Jackson Kambondo, Eddy Garoeb and Olivia Amukuu from Windhoek, Salom Efraim, Therecia Hamukwaya and Andre Helmut (Walvis Bay), Hendrick Swartbooi (Mariental), Wilbard Shippiki and Nelson Eibebe (Grootfontein), Johannes Shinuna and Kashimi Kontindi (Opuwo), Johannes Frederick (Keetmanshoop), Paulus Thomas (Mariental), Kanyetu Anton (Divundu), Derrick Nanub (Buite Pos), George Gawaseb (Gobabis), Edney Haraseb (Outjo), Simon Shigombwi (Tsumeb), Samuel Nghipandulwa (Ruacana), Nehemia Shooveleka (Oshakati) and Jaron Shivute (Tsandi).
The Namibian newspaper is the main sponsors of the event to the tune of N.dollars 1 million, while Coca-Cola has come on board as the official soft drink sponsor, and the Ministry of Sports, Youth, and National Service will cover transport of the competing teams.
The teams will compete in four groups with the winner of each group qualifying for the semi-finals.
Twenty-four matches will take place, which include two exhibition matches involving the Brave Gladiators shadow team against the national under-23 womens team, while The Namibian team will play the Weekender Team on Easter Sunday.