NFA exco yet to decide on relief funds



The Namibia Football Association (NFA) executive committee has yet to decide what to do with funds it expects to receive from Fifa, meant as coronavirus relief.

The funds were requested by the NFA normalisation committee.

A media statement issued on Tuesday by NFA acting secretary-general Franco Cosmos said the association received communication from Fifa with regards to the funds intended for its 211 member associations. He said the NFA has yet to receive the funds, and when the funds will be disbursed is yet to be decided.

Exco decision pending

“Those funds are not part of the NFA operational budget, therefore once received, we will notify the exco to decide on how to use that money in relation to Covid-19. We cannot prematurely talk until such time that the exco pronounces itself on those funds,” Cosmos said.

He did not mention how much is expected from Fifa, nor has the football governing body announced how much it will give to each member association.

Recently, the NFA received N$11 million from Fifa, also requested by the normalisation committee, to settle debts amounting to N$14 million which the association owes to various service providers.

“It was imperative that those debts were at least cleared to ensure a clean slate and we intend to use it for the purpose it was requested and given for. It will not cover all the debt, but we will try and do our best where we can to cover them,” said Cosmos.