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FIFA appoints normalization committee for Namibia


WINDHOEK, FEB 10 – The Bureau of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Council on Friday announced its normalisation committee that will be heading the Namibia Football Association (NFA.)
According to the NFA website, the committee was announced by Veron Mosengo-Omba, Director of Member Associations and Development in Africa and the Caribbeans, and it will commence its tenure with immediate effect for a tenure of four months.
The committee will be chaired by Hilda Basson-Namundjembo, deputised by Franco Cosmos, while other committee members are Gabby Ahrens, Matti Mwandingi, Vivienne Katjiuongua.
“The normalisation committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) in accordance with art. 14 par. 1 a) and art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes.The mandate of the normalisation committee will end no later than 31 May 2019… ,” according to the NFA.

The normalisation committee is tasked with running the NFA’s daily affairs; ensuring that the members of the NFA whose executive committees are out of mandate organise and conduct the relevant elections; and Once elections have been held at member level, to organise and conduct elections of a new NFA Executive Committee.

The normalisation committee will also act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections.

Last October, the NFA executive committee impeached then president Frans Mbidi over various allegations of misconduct, placing vice president Naftal Ngalangi at the helm.
In November however, FIFA refused to recognise the sacking of Mbidi stating at the time “In the interim we do not recognise any of the alleged decision to dismiss the NFA President and are waiting for communication to assess the situation in Namibian Football.”- XINHUA