NFA calls for patience from service providers

18 Aug 2016 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 18 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has called on service providers to bear with them, as they are still waiting for funds to settle their debt.
The NFA is yet to settle monies owed to service providers such as companies that provided medical and transport services during the 2016 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup that took place in Windhoek from 11 to 25 June.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, NFA Secretary-General Barry Rukoro said the NFA always tries to maintain a good working relationship with their service providers but due to a lack of funds, they have not yet paid everyone who rendered their services during the regional tournament.
“We have not yet received our budget allocation from the line ministry (Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service). It will be irresponsible of me to start blaming the government for not paying our yearly budget allocation, so as an association, we will take the punch and call for patience from all those we owe money.”
The NFA Secretary-General added that no one has been paid since the Cosafa Cup ended because they do not have the funds to pay for the services rendered to them, but they are working “day and night” to fix the situation.
Rukoro said the NFA has been in talks with the line ministry and the matter will be resolved soon.
“We had a very fruitful meeting with our line ministry and as soon as the money is deposited into our accounts, we will pay whoever we owe because we don’t want to taint our relationship with the people we have been working with for so long.
“I therefore call on all the individuals and companies to be patient with us.”