30 Jun 2017 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 30 JUN (NAMPA) The availability of buses to ferry Brave Warriors supporters to South Africa (SA) on Friday is in limbo.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) announced Thursday that the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service will avail two buses. Supporters were expected to depart from Football House in Katutura on Friday between 12h00 and 14h00.
Interested Namibians who have valid passports, were asked to contribute N.dollars 250 per person towards fuel costs to SA, where the Namibian senior national football team will compete in the 2017 Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup quarterfinals match against Lesotho on Saturday.
However, by Friday morning, top officials at the line ministry were still discussing whether to avail buses.
Charles Humavindu, the personal assistant to Acting Permanent Secretary Rosalia Tjaveondja, told Nampa the ministry learned through the media that Government has availed buses to transport supporters.
Humavindu said the ministry is currently facing financial difficulties and despite supporters paying for fuel, the ministry will be liable for other expenses. He did not want to reveal what the expenses are.
As a ministry we would like to avail those buses but there are a number of factors that we need to consider, and we will give feedback to NFA by the end of the day on where we stand with this matter, he said.
In 2015, when the Brave Warriors reached the Cosafa Cup final, Government availed four buses for the match against Mozambique, which the Namibians won.
Meanwhile, the Brave Warriors arrived in Rustenburg, SA Wednesday evening.