NFA transfer period opens

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has opened the transfer period of players for all leagues effective Monday this week until 06 February 2015.

This was announced in a media statement by the football body on Tuesday.

“With the second round of the 2014/15 season about to resume, clubs are given a second chance to bolster their squads and affect their season’s fortunes, as the NFA on Monday set the final period for the transfer and registration of players for all leagues under their jurisdiction,” read the statement.

The NFA secretariat advised clubs that this registration period will be the final registration period for the 2014/2015 season and no extension will be granted.

The first registration period was from 04 August to 24 October 2014.

Every player is required to have a national identity number in order for him/her to be registered, as it will form part of a player’s unique registration number.

“Clubs are also advised to note that only players’ passes received on or before Wednesday 12h00 will be validated in order for the players to participate in matches scheduled for the upcoming weekend, while those submitted after Wednesday 12h00 will be processed for the following week’s matches,” it said.

The Head of Competitions and Player’s Registration at NFA Titus Kunamuene was quoted as saying that his office had received some registration and transfer requests, especially from second divisions.

“We are working on them but we also want to urge clubs to properly organise themselves and make use of our services to register their players on time,” he said.

Kunamuene added that last minute applications result in some registrations not being processed on time. He thus called on clubs to work together with the NFA to ensure everything is in place after the window closes.

The Namibia Premier League Administrator Tovey Hoebeb confirmed the registration period, noting that thus far his office has not received any application yet.

“From experience, we normally get big volumes of requests during the final week of the period, which sometimes inconveniences clubs and office administration as well,” he said.

He appealed to clubs to make use of the time to register players, so that when the second round of league action resume on 21 January, the players will be available to play.