Kunamuene works at Afcon 2017

10 Jan 2017 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 10 JAN (NAMPA) - Namibia Football Association (NFA) Competitions Manager, Titus Kunamuene has been appointed assistant general coordinator of the venue in Gabon that will host the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2017 tournament from Saturday.
He is deputy to Confederation of African Football (CAF) General Coordinator, Samson Adamu from Nigeria.
The tournament ends on 05 February.
In a media release availed to Nampa on Tuesday, Kunamuene said the venue in Port Gentil will host the Group D first round matches of the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations, featuring Ghana, Egypt, Mali and Uganda.
The Namibian said they are responsible for ensuring that all logistics are in place for the matches.
He is quoted in the statement as saying this event is the highest level of African football.
“We are responsible for the venue administration, ensuring that the matches are perfectly organised and consistent with all the other venues,” he said.
Kunamuene was general coordinator at the 2016 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Under-20 championship in South Africa last month.
“I’m humbled because it is not everyone who gets to be here in this capacity. I have no doubt that I will continue to empower myself and impact the game back home in terms of venue management and administration,” he said.
The general coordinators liaise with the venue media officers, members of the technical study group, marketing venue manager, protocol officer and security officer, among others.
The youth programme (flag bearers and players' escorts) national anthems, announcements and the countdown to the match, all form part of the CAF general coordinator’s duties and responsibilities.
The newly built Port Gentil Stadium is located in Gabon’s commercial capital and has a capacity of 20 000 seats. The stadium also houses a 26-room hotel, an athletics track and two basketball courts.
The venue will also host the third and fourth playoff matches on 04 February.
Kunamuene is expected back home on 07 February 2017.
(NAMPA)
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