NFPU's second ordinary congress on Saturday

30 Aug 2016 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibia Football Players’ Union (NFPU) will on Saturday hold its second ordinary congress in the capital under the theme ‘Prosperity for players’.
The congress was initially scheduled for 27 August 2016, but was postponed to 03 September 2016 due to unforeseen circumstances.
NFPU Secretary-General Olsen Kahiriri said over 35 players have so far confirmed their participation.
“We have invited the players, football stakeholders and media. The media and stakeholders will be allowed in the congress up to a certain time,” he told Nampa on Tuesday.
Kahiriri said it is going to be an elective congress, but the positions that will be contested are yet to be decided.
“We will reveal these positions on Saturday following consultations with our legal advisers. The constitution will also be amended and we will discuss a number of policy amendments.”
Kahiriri further revealed that they will launch the 'Z-CARD’, an educational, personalised leaflet produced by the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) Division Africa. FIFPro is the worldwide representative organisation for 65 000 professional football players.
The Z-CARD focuses on football as a professional occupation and serves as reminder to African players of their rights and duties.
FIFPro is made up of 58 national players' associations, with NFPU being one of them.