Normalisation Committee gets an extension

International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has extended the mandate of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) to 15 March 2019 following the expire of the previous extension.

In a letter signed by Alasdair Bell, the Deputy Secretary-General (Administration), FIFA says noted that the NC task has been hampered by logistical difficulties in organising and attending meetings across the country.

The letter which is addressed to the chairperson Hilda Basson Namundjebo says following the visit by a FIFA representative to Windhoek, on 01 October, a roadmap was agreed with the NC, which will see the full implementation of the NC's mandate, including the holding of an NFA Elective Congress in February 2020.

The FIFA/NFA/NC will act as an electoral committee in the context of the elective congress will be final and binding, the letter reads.

On 08 February, Veron Mosenga-Omba, the Director of Member Associations and Development in Africa and the Caribbean's announced the NC following the expiry of the previous Executive Committee's term on 04 December 2017.

The previous Exco failed to organise elections because the then Secretary-General and President had on several occasions clashed leading to a leadership vacuum.

The four-member board consisting of Hilda Basson-Namundjembo (chairperson), Franco Cosmos (vice-chairperson), Gabby Ahrens, Matti Mwandingi and Vivienne Katjiuongua was meant to serve for a period of four months.

Their tenure was extended until May, August before being further extended to October, with the NC saying they had failed to hold elections because of the abnormality of the situation at NFA.

Source: Namibia Press Agency