Five apply for NFA CEO post

Five apply for NFA CEO post

THE president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) John Muinjo has received five applications for the position of chief executive officer for the mother body so far, a spokesperson confirmed yesterday.

Beau Kauta confirmed to The Namibian Sport yesterday that so far only five people submitted their application forms for the CEO position, which was formerly referred to as the secretary-general. Kauta did not reveal any names at this stage, despite the closing date of the position tomorrow.Kauta said Muinjo has received all the applications for the position, which has been advertised from last month.Barry Rukoro is the current acting secretary general and earlier hinted that he would also apply for the position, which will see the successful candidate taking charge of mainly all administrative and marketing matters of the association.Rukoro came into the acting capacity after former SG, Alpheus Gaweseb, was fired because of failing to carry out the mandate of the body, according to the instructions of the NFA executive committee.Kauta earlier said applications for the position at the association were generally expected in the last few days leading up to the closing date.He said although only five who applied so far, it is believed that a suitable candidate can be sought from the few.The Namibian Sport understands that the ones who applied are from within the Namibian borders, but according to Kauta, the association believes that the position might be advertised in neighbouring countries, if no suitable candidate has been found within Namibia.It is widely speculated that Rukoro, who is currently in charge of Soccer House, will take over as the chief executive of the association.Insiders argue that there is a strong possibility of Rukoro taking the hot seat as he was the chief campaigner for MuinjoŽs election as the president late last year.Muinjo beat Walvis Bay businessman and former Blue Waters owner, Hendrik Dawids, in a tight election race that was observed by several top brass from Fifa.Rukoro served football in different capacities for over ten years and was also the right-hand man of former football head, Judge President Petrus Damaseb.Rukoro was also the co-ordinator of the NFAŽs Disciplinary Committee before he was put into an acting capacity.At the moment, the association is positioning itself to host the national team from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is due to take on Namibia in an African Nations Cup qualifier at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.Namibia need to win the match to give them a better chance in making it to the finals of the Nations Cup, due in Ghana in 2008.The NFA has been faced by several financial problems with players demanding payment after their friendly match against Zambia, but Rukoro earlier gave assurance that the players will be duly paid once the Government has released the funds.Kauta did not reveal any names at this stage, despite the closing date of the position tomorrow.Kauta said Muinjo has received all the applications for the position, which has been advertised from last month.Barry Rukoro is the current acting secretary general and earlier hinted that he would also apply for the position, which will see the successful candidate taking charge of mainly all administrative and marketing matters of the association.Rukoro came into the acting capacity after former SG, Alpheus Gaweseb, was fired because of failing to carry out the mandate of the body, according to the instructions of the NFA executive committee.Kauta earlier said applications for the position at the association were generally expected in the last few days leading up to the closing date.He said although only five who applied so far, it is believed that a suitable candidate can be sought from the few.The Namibian Sport understands that the ones who applied are from within the Namibian borders, but according to Kauta, the association believes that the position might be advertised in neighbouring countries, if no suitable candidate has been found within Namibia.It is widely speculated that Rukoro, who is currently in charge of Soccer House, will take over as the chief executive of the association.Insiders argue that there is a strong possibility of Rukoro taking the hot seat as he was the chief campaigner for MuinjoŽs election as the president late last year.Muinjo beat Walvis Bay businessman and former Blue Waters owner, Hendrik Dawids, in a tight election race that was observed by several top brass from Fifa.Rukoro served football in different capacities for over ten years and was also the right-hand man of former football head, Judge President Petrus Damaseb.Rukoro was also the co-ordinator of the NFAŽs Disciplinary Committee before he was put into an acting capacity.At the moment, the association is positioning itself to host the national team from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is due to take on Namibia in an African Nations Cup qualifier at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.Namibia need to win the match to give them a better chance in making it to the finals of the Nations Cup, due in Ghana in 2008.The NFA has been faced by several financial problems with players demanding payment after their friendly match against Zambia, but Rukoro earlier gave assurance that the players will be duly paid once the Government has released the funds.

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