EDITORIAL: Crack the whip on NFA

08 October 2021 | Opinion

Sprint aces Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have become our template of what sport must do for both society and sportspersons themselves.

Not only do the two sprinters unite us during their moments of brilliance on the track, but they have also become icons for their communities and breadwinners for their families.

The same impact can be replicated in our football fraternity were it not for the heartless men at the Namibia Football Association (NFA), who are determined not only to destroy what has been built by others for decades, but also the lives of local footballers and their dependents.

While footballers are tightening their belts to ensure life doesn’t escape them, their bosses at NFA are loosening theirs as they continue to stuff their bellies with money they earn for destroying our beautiful game.



Football governing body Fifa, in a letter to NFA yesterday, said it was seriously concerned by the direction the association has taken, especially after the country came out of a normalisation phase just last year.

It is ironic that outsiders seem to care more for our football than own our ‘leaders’ who couldn’t give a single toss as long as taxpayers’ money continues to trickle into their pockets at the end of the month. This is criminal and grand thievery of not only our resources but also our dignity as a football-loving people.

We are led by men without an iota of conscience.

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