NFA pushes ahead with ordinary congress

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has decided to continue with its plans to host an ordinary congress aimed at ousting its exco, which they deem compulsory, stating that Caf only stopped them to hold the extraordinary congress and not the ordinary congress.

01 December 2021 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

WINDHOEK

Namibia Football Association secretary-general Franco Cosmos confirmed that the ousted Omaheke Region exco members will not be present at the association’s ordinary congress slated for 4 December.

The hot topic on the agenda of the congress will be to outvote the current executive in order for the new executive to come in.

This is despite Caf’s orders that the NFA should wait for a directive from Fifa before hosting meetings.

Cosmos is however adamant that the congress is compulsory and constitutional.

“Caf only told us to not to hold the extraordinary congress but not the ordinary congress, which is mandatory every year.

“This congress can outvote members and that is one of the items on the agenda,” Cosmos said.

The current NFA exco, including its president, could face the axe as it is widely speculated that member regions are planning to vote them out after less than two years into power.

Omaheke out

The Omaheke Region will not be represented at the congress after its exco members were chucked out yesterday.

The NFA informed the Omaheke exco led by its chairman Ludwig ‘Crooks’ Nunuheb that their term of office had lapsed and their leadership was therefore null and void until an election is conducted.

Documents and conversations between the association’s secretariat and that of Omaheke reveal that the Omaheke exco’s term of office ended in September.

The region initially asked for an extension to hold an election on 27 November, which was granted by the NFA.

But the Omaheke exco once again did not hold an election, citing the Caf directive which they expect in December.

The football association, on the other hand, has opted not to extend any terms of office and therefore has declared the current Omaheke leadership as invalid.

“Under these circumstances, as provided by article 17 (3) and (4), the NFA shall ensure that elections are organised and conducted as per the statutes of the CCFL and NFA. Further details in this regard shall be provided in due course,” a letter from the association reads.

Nunuheb not shaken

Omaheke Region’s Nunuheb yesterday said the decision to oust them was a witch-hunt aimed at strengthening the grip of the progressive forces in NFA structures.

Nunuheb is confident that Fifa and Caf will overrule some of the decisions, given where the directive came from.

“This directive has to come from an executive committee led by the president and not from the secretariat.

“Like I said yesterday, there is no way this decision can be made until a roadmap has been provided.

“They want us out so that we are not able to have any influence at the congress.

“They are doing the same thing they did in the beginning when they took office because they fear that had I been part of the congress members would be united,” he said.

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