Namibia plan for Women’s ChampsBy: SHEEFENI NIKODEMUS
NAMIBIA is at advanced stage with its preparations to host the 2014 African Women’s Football Championships, according to NFA president John Muinjo.
Nevertheless, a local organising committee (LOC) with defined roles and key performance areas will only be confirmed “during the course of this month” when earmarked stakeholders will also be announced.
The LOC together with the Confederation of African Football organising committee are expected to organise the competition in compliance with the provisions of the regulations applicable to the CAF Women Championship Organisation.
Muinjo said Namibia was still within the set timeline.
“It should also be noted that I am a member of the CAF Organising Committee for this event and have to constantly advise on timelines and deliverables as per the countdown,” Muinjo said.
“The preparations for the hosting of the event are at an advanced stage and consultation between the Director of Sport and NFA Presidency has been ongoing,” he added.
The local organising committee will use this year’s African Women’s Championships in Equatorial Guinea and other recently held CAF tournaments as a blueprint, Muinjo said.
“With the planning phase, if needed and funds permitting, we will need to source in expert advice from countries that have hosted this event to assist with required benchmarking, describe established norms, methods, processes and practices while adhering to CAF stipulated regulations governing the tournament.”
Muinjo also said the NFA technical department, secretariat and women’s desk have had several meetings “in looking after the needs and preparations for the Brave Gladiators team that has to deliver by that time and not just making up the numbers”.