NFA exco decides on positions

The Brave Warriors will keep its current technical team until next March, the Namibia Football Association has decided.

01 June 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa


The Namibia Football Association (NFA) executive committee (exco) resolved to keep acting secretary-general Franco Cosmos in his position until December.

The exco has also decided to keep the coaches and technical staff of the men's senior national team, the Brave Warriors, until March 2021.

This means that coach Bobby Samaria and assistant coach Woody Jacobs will continue to lead the team until next year.

Cosmos was appointed as acting-sectary general of the football association in February following his role in the Fifa normalisation committee.

The position will be advertised after Cosmos' term expires, with NFA president Ranga Haikali expected to make recommendations on suitable candidates.

Extraordinary congress on cards

“As per the constitution, I am allowed to make recommendations to the position, but we want transparency and that is why the position will be advertised and a suitable candidate will be chosen,” Haikali noted.

These decisions were made at an NFA executive meeting held in Windhoek, which also touched on current Namibia Premier League (NPL) and NFA court cases.

Haikali further announced that the association will hold an extraordinary congress in July.

“The congress will mainly touch on the new Fifa regulations due to the coronavirus and how the NFA can adopt them.

“The NPL and the NFA issue will also be on the agenda at the congress,” he said.

The president added that a notice of invitation will be issued to all parties before the congress takes place on 18 July.

Vacancies to be advertised

The NFA leadership also endorsed a technical director position. The position will be advertised in due course, they said.

An emergency committee, consisting of the Haikali, first vice president Izak Josef Fredericks and Ernst Joy, was also selected.

The meeting further touched on current and past NPL and NFA court cases.

“We are going to instruct our lawyers to look into the invoices of the court cases we won in the High Court and Supreme Court as we know it came with cost and we have to get that money.

“We have also discussed the case that is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport between us and the NPL.

Haikali said they are confident they will be successful, but added that justice will take its course.

The football association will also advertise a financial advisor position following endorsement from the exco.

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