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COVID-19 delays NFA EXCO meeting

COVID-19 delays NFA EXCO meeting

NFA – COVID-19 has led to the delay of the Namibia Football Association’s (NFA) new Executive Committee meeting which should discuss among others the appointment of the acting Secretary General and setting up an Extraordinary Congress to discuss the NFA Financials and the suspension of the Namibia Premier League.

In his brief this week, NFA President Ranga Haikali informed members of the NFA that the Executive Committee was due to meet during the Easter weekend but the state of emergency put it on hold.

“We should have then followed that up with an Extraordinary Congress to discuss two crucial agenda topics being Approval of the AFS’s 2018/19 and the issue of the suspended member Namibia Premier League”.

Haikali added that they will now have to wait and assess the COVID-19 situation, with the advice from relevant authorities before they can organize these two crucial meets.

“The new EXCO has taken over from the FIFA appointed Normalization Committee but a proper handover still has to take place and this process will be concluded soon after the State of Emergency and lockdown period has been lifted,” Haikali explained.

The Executive Committee will discuss matters such as the Appointment of the Acting SG; Appointment of the Emergency Committee; the Normalization Committee handover Report; the Organogram and Staff Structure and the Appeals Committee findings on the Young African dismissal from the Namibia Premier League.

The EXCO will also approve the financial budget as well as consider the NFA Competitions; Season kick off (1st and 2nd Divisions, Namibia Premier League, DebMarine Cup, Namibian Newspaper Cup and the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.

“With regard to the Audited Financial Statements, we intend having the Audit Signed off by both the NC And the NFA. We are insisting that the audit be sign off with a “Disclaimer” as the Income and Expenditures were outside the term of office of the Executive Committee,” Haikali stated.

Finally, “Our hope is for the Players or footballers to understand the situation of the NFA and hope that going forward post-Covid-19, the situation can improve,” said Haikali.


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