I am not a newcomer in football: Mbidi

09 Dec 2014 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 09 DEC (NAMPA) – Newly-elected Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi says he is not new to Namibian football.
“I am a football follower, and was a player and coach for many years,” he told Nampa here on Tuesday.
Mbidi won the NFA presidency ahead of Black Africa FC owner Ranga Haikali, who abandoned the election process before it began on Saturday.
He actively played football for the Augustineum Secondary School in Windhoek, and also appeared for the Golden Bigs Football Club (FC) in Oshakati.
“When I retired in 1990, I started coaching Oluno Santos FC in Ondangwa from 1991 to 1992, and that is when I realised my coaching potential,” he noted, adding that his team was undefeated for two seasons while he was the coach.
Mbidi is also a founder of the King Kauluma (KK) Palace FC, which he also coached and managed to promotion to the Namibia Premier League for the 2004-2005 season.
He also coached Oshakati City FC between 2000 and 2001.
Mbidi, who has been the chairperson of the Oshana regional football league for the past four years, said after all the coaching he had done, he realised last year that he has an interest in running Namibian football at the top level.
He was an executive committee member of the NFA under the leadership of former president John Muinjo from 2010 to 2014.
The new NFA president stated that during his leadership, he wants to make sure that there is harmony in the Namibian football family.
“We are not emotional people, and we do not hold grudges. All that we want to uphold is professionalism,” he stated.