FIFA normalisation committee announced

08 Feb 2019 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 08 FEB (NAMPA) – The Bureau of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Council on Friday announced its normalisation committee that will be heading the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
The committee that was announced by Veron Mosengo-Omba, the Director of Member Associations and Development in Africa and the Caribbeans, will commence its tenure with immediate effect and will serve for a period of four months.
The FIFA normalisation committee members are Hilda Basson-Namundjembo (chairperson), Franco Cosmos (vice-chairperson) while other committee members are Gabby Ahrens, Matti Mwandingi, Vivienne Katjiuongua.
Mosengo-Omba said at a media conference held on Friday that the situation at NFA is very difficult and FIFA cannot accept that football is not played in one of its member jurisdiction associations.
“On 08 January, the council decided to appoint the normalisation committee that will be tasked 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,” he said.
He added that once the elections have been held at member level, and elections of a new NFA Executive Committee conducted, the normalisation committee will be dissolved.
“Today, this normalisation committee’s [members] are the bosses of football in Namibia and they will prepare and run football the way they see fit,”
Speaking at the same occasion Basson-Namundjembo said they will meet on Tuesday at the NFA and they will then familiarise themselves on what their job is all about.
“Right now, as we seat here, we don’t have preconceived ideas of what our job is but when we sit on Tuesday, we will see what’s needed,” she said.