NFA to construct new technical house

NFA to construct new technical house

WINDHOEK – In the hope of intensifying capacity building in local football, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) plans to construct a Technical House.

The Technical House, to be built next to the association’s Soccer House in Katutura, will boast a small training field, conference room, office of football’s technical director as well as the technical equipment. Seth Boois is the current technical director and sits at Soccer House.Yesterday, NFA spokesperson Beau Kauta said the association would apply for funds from the International Federation of Football Association (Fifa) Goal Project at the end of December.He said the construction would start immediately once the funds are made available by the world football governing body.It is not known how much money will be needed for the construction of the Technical House, but Soccer House cost about N$6 million in 2003.Kauta said the association would also solicit funds from the Fifa Goal Project and the Government to turn the Independence Stadium pitch into an artificial turf.The stadium, which serves as the primary base for athletic events and international football matches, has been wearing down over the years and a sizeable amount of money would be needed to bring it in line with international standards.He said the association hopes to have the Technical House and the artificial turf before the Fifa’s 2010 World Cup in South Africa.The plan is to have some of the teams competing for the world title using Namibia as a training base.Namibia hopes to qualify for the global event in South Africa as well as the 2008 African Nations Cup continental showpiece in Ghana.Namibia only qualified once for the Nations Cup finals in 1998 in Burkina Faso, and has never reached the last stages of the World Cup qualifiers.Namibia will be playing their next international match in the Nations Cup against Libya in Tripoli on March 23 next year.They will then play at home against the same country on June 1, before they travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo for their return match on June 16.NampaSeth Boois is the current technical director and sits at Soccer House.Yesterday, NFA spokesperson Beau Kauta said the association would apply for funds from the International Federation of Football Association (Fifa) Goal Project at the end of December.He said the construction would start immediately once the funds are made available by the world football governing body.It is not known how much money will be needed for the construction of the Technical House, but Soccer House cost about N$6 million in 2003.Kauta said the association would also solicit funds from the Fifa Goal Project and the Government to turn the Independence Stadium pitch into an artificial turf.The stadium, which serves as the primary base for athletic events and international football matches, has been wearing down over the years and a sizeable amount of money would be needed to bring it in line with international standards.He said the association hopes to have the Technical House and the artificial turf before the Fifa’s 2010 World Cup in South Africa.The plan is to have some of the teams competing for the world title using Namibia as a training base.Namibia hopes to qualify for the global event in South Africa as well as the 2008 African Nations Cup continental showpiece in Ghana.Namibia only qualified once for the Nations Cup finals in 1998 in Burkina Faso, and has never reached the last stages of the World Cup qualifiers.Namibia will be playing their next international match in the Nations Cup against Libya in Tripoli on March 23 next year.They will then play at home against the same country on June 1, before they travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo for their return match on June 16.Nampa

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