January transfer slots opened
With the second round of the 2014/15 season about to resume, clubs have been given a chance by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to beef up their squads in the final period for the transfer and registration of players for all leagues under their jurisdiction.
The NFA secretariat earlier this week announced the opening of the second registration and transfer dates for the players as officially being 12 January and set to close on 06 February.
The secretariat advised clubs that this registration period will be the final registration period for the 2014/2015 season and no extension will be granted, and thus clubs are urged to thoroughly make use of it. The first registration period was between 04 August to 24 October 2014.
It is a requirement for every player to have a national identity number in order for him/her to be registered as it will form part of a player’s unique registration number.
Clubs are also advised to note that only player’s passes received on or before 14 January, 12H00 will be validated in order for the player to participate in matches scheduled for the upcoming weekend, while those submitted after 14 January, 12H00 will be processed for the following week’s matches.
Head of Competitions and Player’s Registration at NFA Titus Kunamuene said, “ We have received some registration and transfer requests, especially from second divisions and we are working on them but we also want to urge clubs to properly organize themselves and make use of our services to register their players on time. Last minute does not always help as some registration may not be processed on time. We should all work together now and ensure all are in place after the window closes.”
Tovey Hoebeb, League Administrator of the Namibia Premier League confirmed the registration period but indicated that, “It is open but we have not received anything yet. From experience, we normally get big volumes of requests during the final week of the period which sometimes inconveniences clubs and office administration as well. So we are appealing to clubs to make use of this time to register players so that when we resume with league action on 21 January, they are available to play.”