WINDHOEK, 09 APR – The office of Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general Barry Rukoro was broken into on Saturday night and his computer stolen.
Rukoro said this in an interview aired on the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation Otjiherero service, now known as Omurari, on Sunday.
He said in the forced entry through his office window, a pair of gym gloves were also stolen.
The break-in at the NFA offices in Katutura comes ahead of an International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) audit visit to the NFA.
Rukoro said in the radio interview: “The security guard at the premises apparently had to leave [Saturday] night as his wife was not well and he did not inform his supervisors. And the security alarm was disabled by the thieves, that’s why there was no response from the alarm company.”
A statement on the NFA website on Sunday morning said the Namibian Police are investigating the matter.
Earlier in the week, the NFA executive committee scheduled a meeting for the weekend, but that meeting was called off. The meeting, set to discuss the termination of Rukoro’s contract, will now take place after the FIFA forensic audit.
Rukoro, whose contract expired at the end of March, is embroiled in an employment dispute with association president Frans Mbidi and several executive members.