Windhoek - The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has extend the term of its committee which is tasked with normalising the Namibian Football Association (NFA) operations to 2020.
Since late 2018, NFA has been placed under the jurisdiction of FIFA after the local federation plunged into chaos when former president, Frans Mbidi, and former secretary general, Barry Rukoro, were at it each other’s loggerheads.
FIFA then tasked a normalisation committee headed by Hilda Basson-Namundjebo to restore the operations of NFA.
The normalisation committee, however, appears to be struggling as the association failed to host elections. This is the second time that the normalisation committee’s term is extended after the initial contract lapsed earlier this year.
Seeing that the normalisation committee has failed to achieve its targets, FIFA wrote to Basson-Namundjebo on 15 October, informing her of its Bureau of Council decision taken on 14 October to extend the committee’s mandate, which will include overseeing the elective congress of the NFA by at least February 2020.
“On 14 October, FIFA’s Bureau of Council decide to extend the mandate of the NC to 15 March 2020 to ensure that they continue with assisting the members with their good standings with the mother body before elections can take place,” part of the FIFA letter reads.
The Normalisation Committee decisions, FIFA states, will be final and binding as far as the elections of the new NFA executive committee are concerned.