FIFA appoints normalisation committee for NFA

10 Jan 2019 07:20am
WINDHOEK, 10 JAN (NAMPA) - The Bureau of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Council on Wednesday announced that it has appointed a normalisation committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
According to a letter issued to the NFA by FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura and seen by Nampa, in accordance with Article 8 and Article 14 of the FIFA statutes, the bureau will appoint a normalisation committee that will run the association until 31 May 2019.
The world football governing body took the decision after a recent visit of its delegation to Namibia to assess the current situation at the NFA.
According to the letter, the mandate of the unnamed committee will be to run the NFA’s daily affairs; ensure that the members of the NFA whose executive committees are out of mandate organise and conduct the relevant elections; and once elections have been held at member level, to organise and conduct elections of a new NFA Executive Committee.
The letter also stated that the committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections.
The terms of the NFA Executive Committee members and its former president, Frans Mbidi, ended on 05 December 2018. After a stakeholders meeting between FIFA, NFA and the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service in December, the bureau noted that there were two factions working within the association that are irreconcilable and therefore used the two articles of the FIFA statutes to form a decision on the formalisation of a committee.
In addition to the infighting, the letter said there were several occurrences of financial mismanagement and conflict of interest .
Approached for comment, NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro said he was not aware of who was selected by FIFA to serve on the normalisation committee.
“We have not yet received that communication,” he said.