It’s all rumours – Siyauya on reported sacking of Brave Warriors’ technical team

Recently elected Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general Charles Siyauya has dismissed assertions that the football association has fired some members of the national soccer team’s technical staff.

“It is an issue that is not yet on my desk, so for the time being, until it comes to my desk, please treat it as a rumour,” Siyauya told Desert Radio on Thursday morning.

Siyauya, who called for support from stakeholders during his tenure at the NFA’s Soccer House, also dismissed the idea that the national team is captured by a clique.

“Like anywhere else, there is politics and this is normal but football in the national set-up is not captured,” he said.
He asserted that there is a need to harness talent from all the 14 regions and cultures of Namibia.

Siyauya said he will take the time to first familiarise himself with how the NFA operates.

“I have wonderful support to work with. I have only been in office for three days and I am still learning the ropes and seeing how the organisation works but after three months, I will then start with my work,” he said.

Siyauya, however, remained tight-lipped on whether the NFA will reconsider its decision to pay the Brave Warriors team that participated in the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast about N$4 million instead of the total prize money of N$15 million.

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