Mbidi aims to take NFA to greater heights

WINDHOEK: Namibia Football Association (NFA) President, Frans Mbidi, has pledged to make the football association the best run organisation in the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) family.

Mbidi, who was elected as the new NFA leader in December last year during the football body’s ordinary congress, said during the launch and draw of the third edition of the Bidvest Namibia Cup here on Tuesday that he has set up simple goals for the NFA this year.

“I am pledging to everyone that the NFA will become one of the best run organisation in the FIFA family. I am therefore calling on sponsors to come on board and help improve our football. From now onwards, we will acknowledge every sponsor with a certificate of appreciate for their support to football,” said Mbidi.

He also called on football clubs that will win the Bidvest Namibia Cup and Namibia Premier League (NPL) to start partaking in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) cup competitions.

“In order for our football to improve, we need to start participating in the CAF champions league and the confederation cup, because this will help us gain more experience which will benefit our senior national football team when they select players,” he stated.

Mbidi said playing at continental championships will expose Namibian football players to different environments, cultures and football scouts who are always looking for players.

The Bidvest Namibia Cup round of 32 teams will kick off during the weekend of 31 January.