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FIFA wants NFA to verify member elections

By: Staff Writer

The FIFA normalisation committee for Namibian football has called on the Namibia Football Association (NFA) members to submit reports and results of their leadership committee elections in order to assist with the normalisation of the mother body.

 As per their mandate, FIFA Normalisation Committee it will act as an electoral committee for the new executive committee of the NFA. The executive committee would be elected once elections at the member level have been finalised.

 “The plan is to know who has conducted the elections and where those members genuinely constituted and also see to it that we assist others to elect regional or member level leadership,” chairperson of the FIFA Normalisation Committee Hilda Basson-Namundjebo said.

 The NFA secretariat last week sent out a memo to its members to provide executive committee members dates of elections and indication of terms of office so that the information could be verified.

 “We have received some feedback and we are now busy verifying this information to make sure that they were done according to the policies and procedures that guide them. We call for increased transparency and due-diligence during this time to enable us to get members in good standing which will enable us to deliver a free, fair and credible election, ” Basson-Namundjebo explained.

 FIFA Council on 8 February announced the normalisation committee that will be heading the NFA and the focal person to ensure good standing with the Football Association is the Vice chairperson of the committee Franco Cosmos.

 The committee members are Hilda Basson-Namundjebo (Chairperson), Franco Cosmos (Vice-Chairperson) while other committee members are Gabby Ahrens, Matti Mwandingi, and Vivienne Katjiuongua.

Staff Writer

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