AFTER all the embarrassing spat and unprofessional conduct by both the Namibia Football Association(NFA) president and its secretary-general unleashing their bedroom affairs publicly, I think the reasonable thing to do is to institute an inquiry into the matter with actionable recommendations as a matter of urgency.
It’s laughable that we have two esteemed football administrators, publicly spitting venom at each other without thinking about the irreparable damage they can cause to the image of the football fraternity as a whole.
I wonder what the NFA’s constitution states when it comes to conflict resolution in situations where there are irreconcilable differences between the executives, in this case, the NFA president, Frans Mbidi and his secretariat head, Barry Rukoro.
Extensively further, there must be some constitutional expression that deals specifically with issues such as the alleged maladministration, dodgy deals and insubordination being alleged.
This entails that virtues such as transparency, expediency, work ethics and professionalism should also be spelled out within the realm of the football constitution and this gives the executive enough ammunition to be able deal with these issues that threaten the development of our football administration.
Now that we all know, of the alleged maladministration levelled against the secretary general, and so called unaudited financial reports, its somewhat encouraging to hear that a FIFA auditors committee has been tasked with auditing the finances of the beleaguered football body.
However, it is imperative that the NFA boss calls an urgent executive meeting imminently, not only to chat the way forward, but also to provide clear evaluation the progress reports relating to the head of the secretariat head, something that should have been done so long ago.
Had the reversed Namibia Sport Act been operational, instead of collecting dust at the ministry’s head office, the Act would have pronounced itself regarding the conducts of both Mbidi and Rukoro.
Its public knowledge that the NFA receives the biggest chunk of the Government’s annual sport grant through the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), and it must be a pre-occupation of the Sports Commission to find out how the grant has been utilized for the past financial years.
That by all means is public money or rather tax payer’s money with which the public has the constitutional right to know how their taxed money is utilized by the football association.
The honourable thing to be undertaken by Mbidi, is to have an independent inquiry into the matter as a matter urgency.
If no sporting body has been investigated in the past, let this be the beginning. It must follow President Hage Geingob’s declaration that this is a ‘year of reckoning’.
I think the Sport Commission must show its teeth and rid the industry of negative energy by having sport bodies account for their annual grant they receives.
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