NWFDS clubs beg for owed funds
25 June 2020 | Sports
The chairperson of the Northwest Stream First Division (NWFDS), Fillemon Vatilifa, insists that all clubs will receive the money they are owed.
Several clubs have expressed concern about the pace at which the division leaders are proceeding with the payments.
“The clubs have been patient and understanding to this date and will definitely receive their funds,” Vatilifa promised.
Touch & Go public relations officer Jefta Gaoab this week issued a letter on behalf of the football club, requesting the outstanding funds.
“We have reliably learned that the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on 11 June wired N$291 666 to the NWFDS.
“Among other things, we believe that the paid amount forms part of the outstanding start-up capital owed to the clubs for the 2017/18 season.
“However, we are wholeheartedly awaiting on the outstanding start-up capital as it will immediately assist us to lend a helping hand to our valuable players in these trying times of the coronavirus pandemic,” the letter reads.
The club stated that it had received only N$5 000 of the N$12 000 it was supposed to get for the 2017/18 season.
It requested that the remaining N$7 000 for that season be paid as soon as possible.
Vatilifa unhappy with request
The chairperson of the northwest stream first division expressed disappointment at the fact that the clubs had the audacity to request funds.
“Jefta really has no right to send a letter or run to the media, because the clubs will be paid.
“It is not just N$7 000 that is owed to clubs but we also have to pay service providers who were not paid during the 2017/18 season.
“We have requested all clubs to provide their banking details and their outstanding funds will be processed in due course,” Vatilifa said.