NFA has enough funds to run its affairs: Basson-Namundjebo

19 Feb 2019 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 19 FEB (NAMPA) - Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, chairperson of the International Federation of Association Football’s Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA), said the association has enough funds to meet all local football needs.
In a recent interview with Nampa, Basson-Namundjebo said the NFA has the funds to run all their activities without the support of Government.
“Government doesn’t have to give NFA money because they are sufficiently funded. NFA is a well-funded organisation. It’s an organisation that does not account to the people that funds it,” she said.
She added that Government might have cut down their budget to the Namibia Sports Commission, which is responsible for giving sports federations their administration as well as participation fees, but the association still gets enough funds from elsewhere which can be used to run all its activities efficiently.
“If you don’t have financial statements or reports for a year, who do you go to ask for money when you can’t account for the money that is given to you?” said Basson-Namundjebo, adding that people cannot continue to look for money from Government when the Government has a huge wage bill that they have to cut down on.
The normalisation committee chairperson also mentioned that they would meet with NFA technical director Timothy Tjongarero on Tuesday to discuss issues affecting different national teams, as well as the senior national team’s preparation for their African Nations Cup qualifier match against Zambia on 23 March 2019 in Zambia.
The national first and second divisions were supposed to start at the beginning of the year, but have not yet kicked off because of a lack of funds.
By Tuesday, NFA employees also had not yet received their salaries for January.