NSC commands authority on Fifa visit

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISAWINDHOEK

12 January 2022 | Sports

The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) on Monday had the last say on whether the Fifa delegation that arrived in Namibia could come and hold meetings or not.

NSC chairperson Freddy Mwiya revealed on the Monday online Sport Wrap TV show that Fifa needed permission from them or else the meetings to assess the football situation would have not taken place.

“On Monday morning I wrote a letter to NFA that the commission grants Fifa the right to come and host meetings.

“The problem was that Fifa just wrote that they woul send delegates without being given permission by the NSC.

“I told NFA that people do not just come here but they must be given a budget,” Mwiya said yesterday.

Mwiya further added that they gave Fifa conditions in order to have the NSC directly involved in the proceedings.

“We want to be directly involved to know what is happening and to tell them that these are the laws of the land.

“We also want to inform them that the NFA certificate of compliance is ending in March and they have to sort out their problems.”

Worrying situation

The Sports Commission chief however hopes that Fifa’s visit will bring lasting solutions.

He emphasised the importance of football and the impact it has on the economy and the lives of individuals.

“People have been utterly affected and we do not want the situation to prevail.

“We need to ensure that by the end of the day, the athletes are the ones that we have to look after,” Mwiya added.

Mwiya encouraged those in sport structures not to undermine their own intellect by not being able to solve problems on their own.

“We have people that can solve these problems and they therefore must just not always rely on international help.”

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