Shimooshili elected NFA president

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Friday held its 32nd Ordinary Elective Congress, where Blue Waters Sports Club and Namibia Premier Football League Chairperson, Robert Shimooshili, was elected the new president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA). Shimooshili won against his rival Patrick Kauta after receiving 19 votes, while Kauta received 15 votes. The 32nd NFA Elective Congress was attended by 78 delegates, although only 34 were eligible for voting for the new NFA Executive Committee (Exco), which will run the country's football matters for the next four years. Namibian football has been under the administration of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Normalisation Committee for the past two years, due to the infighting in recent years, bringing the sport to a standstill for nearly three years. The newly elected president promised the Namibian football fraternity that his committee has decided to unite and take the game further, with their main objective being tol erance. 'Action will be more than just the word. We once again assure the football fraternity that there will be no single infighting in the game,' he said. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Emma Kantema-Gaomas, urged the new executives to execute their duties diligently and refrain from interfering with the day-to-day running of the office. 'Those of you standing for positions, you must separate the roles of the executives and administrators as most of the time people clash when the executives want to take over the administration part of the business,' she said. In his concession speech, Kauta, wished his counterparts the best in running the affairs of football in the country. 'As an individual, I would no longer run for any other election at the NFA in the future, but I wish those voted in power to run football for the best interest of the game as they are football people,' Kauta said. The NFA Exco members are: Shimooshili (president), Murs Markus (vice-president), Laura nce Kandundu, Joseph Hailombe, Precious Chaka, Rafael Kamuyoyo, Egidius Nambara, Michael Situde. The incumbent chairperson of the NFA women's football association, Monica Shapwa, is also expected to form part of the executive committee. Source: NAMPA