NFA Cup signs positive: MuinjoBy: SHEFENI NIKODEMUS
SIGNS that the NFA Cup will return next season are “promising”, says the national football governing body’s president John Muinjo.
The NFA failed to secure a sponsor for its flagship competition for the past season and have been reportedly struggling to attract a financier after its two-year deal with mobile telecommunications firm Leo ended last year.
“As an association we have been very busy behind the scenes to secure a credible sponsor for the NFA Cup and I can admit that the prospects at this stage look promising to clinch such,” Muinjo told The Namibian yesterday.
The NFA has been heavily criticised for its failure to provide a supplementary football competition last season.
Local top flight footballers have had to make do with the 22 matches afforded by the Namibia Premier League.
“I can at this stage not say much until such time that it is appropriate to do so. As much as it is imperative to stage such a tournament, it will also be good to see our teams rubbing shoulders with the rest of the continent for exposure and learning. Football is about continuous participation and about lessons learned.”