NFA appointment awaits exco meeting

13 October 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

WINDHOEK



The Namibia Football Association (NFA) executive committee will decide on the new technical director position at their next meeting.

As things stand, the interviews have been done and candidates shortlisted.

The committee will, however, have to deliberate on the matter before any appointment is made.

Namibian Sun understands that there could also be a delay as far as appointing the technical director is concerned, given the current situation in football.

Sources close to the NFA camp believe that the exco could possibly postpone the appointment if the meeting rules in the favour of those who feel that there is not an urgent need for a technical director at the moment.

NFA acting secretary-general Franco Cosmos, however, hinted that the appointment could be confirmed by latest November.



Meeting in late October

“The technical director position was advertised and the people were shortlisted.

“It is now up to the NFA to make the final decision as to who they find as a suitable candidate.

“The members will meet around 24 October to deliberate on the topic and other pending matters,” Cosmos said.

He further refuted allegations that there could be a delay in the appointment.

The position was advertised as requiring a minimum of a Confederation of African Football B-licence and a relevant degree as well as a minimum of five years of experience as coach, technical director or sports manager.

The position also required a wide knowledge of football in Namibia and expertise in football education.



The past

The position has been vacant since the removal of Timo Tjongarero, who had been shepherding the position since 2015 on acting basis after Klaus Starke left to return to Germany.

Technical directors are usually appointed to improve football development and human resources management.

They also consider technical aspects that would help to achieve development objectives.

Coaching programmes, youth development, coordinating courses for coaches and referees, women's football and all activities of the national teams are among some of the priorities of the NFA technical director.

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