Windhoek: World governing body, FIFA has announced a five-member
Normalisation Committee to oversee the Namibia Football Association
(NFA) administration until a new leadership comes into force.
The committee consists of chairperson Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, deputy
chair Franco Cosmos, Gaby Ahrens, Matti Mwandingi and Vivienne
Basson-Namundjebo is a renowned businesswoman, Cosmos, Mwandingi and
Katjioungua all legal practitioners whilst Ahrens heads the Namibia
“Today, this normalisation committee’s [members] are the bosses of
football in Namibia and they will prepare and run football the way
they see fit,” FIFA Director of Development for Africa and the
Caribbean, Veron Mosengo-Omba said.
“It is the discretion and power of FIFA to decide who can be given the
mandate for this. They report only to FIFA,” Mosengo-Omba added.
The normalisation committee will primarily act as an electoral
committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the
positions in the elections. The committee will perform its functions
until it has fulfilled all of its tasks, but no later than 31 May
“The normalisation committee is tasked to run the NFA’s daily affairs
but they will not have a seat in the federation. They will oversee the
NFA; to ensure that members of the NFA whose executive committees are
out of mandate, organise and conduct relevant elections; and once
elections have been held at member level, to organise and conduct
elections of a new NFA executive committee,” he concluded.