Mbidi Has Big Plans for Namibian Football, If Elected in Power

As widely speculated, the race for the coveted Namibia Football Association (NFA) Presidency could be a one-way traffic with the association’s preferred candidate Frans Mbidi, in all likelihood to come out unscathed.

Mbidi is one of two presidential candidates alongside Black Africa’s chairman and local business mogul, Ranga Haikali, who have put up their hands to contest the 7th Namibia’s football flagship position since 1990.

The nomination process closed on the 8th of this month with the Elective Congress slated for the 6th of next month at a yet to be decided venue in Windhoek.

An Independent three-member Electoral Commission under the stewardship of local football guru Moses Ikanga, Ambrossius Tierspoor and Africa Jantjies has been tasked to scan the validity of the candidates and will make recommendations after the process.

In an exclusive interview with New Era Sports, a more relaxed and laid back Mbidi, expressed satisfaction with the process and believes he has what it takes to take the game to the next level.

“The mission is quite simple, I’m going to lend an ear to our affiliates and digest what they expect from us and not the other way round. The objective is to establish the needs of our subjects and look at ways on how to satisfy their needs,” says Mbidi.

Mbidi who arrived in the NFA structures on the ticket of the vast and powerful Oshana Region adds that his primary vision is to invest resources and energy into the area of development.

“As football administrators, we are the servants of the masses and have a moral obligation to serve the interest of the people. This can only be achieved with the inevitable introduction of short, medium and long-term strategies and more importantly, having people with the appropriate expertise to oversee the successful implementation of these programmes”.

The establishment of a sound relationship with the country’s flagship league, the MTC Premiership (NPL) and Board of Governors (BOG’s) tops Mbidi’s priority’s list.

“There is a urgent need to foster a sound repertoire with the NPL including the lower division leagues if we are to form a credible and reputable umbrella body for Namibian football”.

Source : New Era