NFA officials depart for CAF elective congress

06 Apr 2015 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 06 APR (NAMPA)- Namibia Football Association (NFA) President Frans Mbidi, together with First Vice President Naftal Ngalangi and Secretary General Barry Rukoro on Sunday left for Cairo, Egypt to attend the 37th Confederation of African Football (CAF) Elective Congress.
The elective congress starts on Tuesday, 07 April.
A media statement issued by the NFA on Easter Sunday quoted Mbidi saying that the Congress is set to elect new CAF Executive Committee members and CAF representation on the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Executive Committee.
“We have the duty as Africans to make sure we elect people who can take our football forward in those positions and we are confident that our voices will be heard during the congress as a continent. We have come a long way and we still have a long way to go in evolving our game. We can still improve the legacy we want to leave for the future,” he said.
According to the statement, all members of the CAF Executive Committee have thrown their weight behind the leadership o current CAF President, Issa Hayatou and perhaps endorsed him for another term in office during a meeting held on the sidelines of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
According to the media statement, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who is seeking a fifth term as the head of FIFA, will also attend the congress, about a month before the FIFA elections.
Blatter is one of four challengers for world soccer’s top job, along with FIFA Vice President and Jordan Football Association (FA) supreme, His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, former Portuguese player Luis Figo and Dutch FA President Michael van Praag.
The 65th FIFA Congress will be held on 29 May 2015.