WINDHOEK, 22 MAR – The Namibia Football Association’s second vice president, Ludwig Nunuheb has written a letter to NFA President Frans Mbidi, reminding him that all decisions by the football body must be made by the executive committee.
This follows recent communication, purportedly emanating from Mbidi, to various stakeholders regarding the appointment of an acting secretary-general (SG) for the NFA.
Incumbent SG, Barry Rukoro’s contract expires on 31 March 2018, and speculation is rife that it will not be renewed.
Mbidi, who is currently out of the country, confirmed telephonically to Nampa Thursday that he had appointed Titus Kunamuene and Tim Isaacs as acting SGs, but did not elaborate on how long the pair will act.
Kunamuene is NFA competitions manager and Isaacs is national team manager.
He also did not say what statutes of the NFA he invoked as the current one states that the president may only nominate a candidate to be an SG or recommend the dismissal of the incumbent SG, and the executive can support or be against the nomination.
“Kindly be informed that until the executive committee meeting has taken place, no decision regarding the secretary-general has and will be taken and any such communication is of no binding value,” Nunuheb said in the letter made available to Nampa Thursday.
He further added that at no stage did the executive committee take such a decision, nor did it mandate the NFA president to act in that manner, particularly with regards to the SG position.
Mbidi also was not mandated to appoint someone in an acting capacity, he said.
Nunuheb advised Kunamuene and Isaacs to ignore any purported appointments to the shared acting SG position without the endorsement of the executive committee.
“You may be personally liable for anything that might go wrong whilst you may be acting in a capacity without a proper appointment. We also advise the incumbent SG, Mr Barry Rukoro, to ignore the communication from the president until the NFA exco deliberates on the matter,” he cautioned.
He concluded by saying all decisions are guided by the NFA statutes which do not allow an individual to operate in isolation.
Speaking to Nampa telephonically on Thursday, Nunuheb said they are not for or against the termination of the SG’s contract, but wanted things done according to the NFA statutes.
Contacted for comment, Isaacs said he heard the rumours but did not receive the letter of his appointment as acting SG.