I am not conflicted: Basson-Namundjebo

15 February 2019 Author  
Chairperson of the Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Hilda Basson-Namundjebo said she is not conflicted in her position as the new administrator at the Football House.
She was responding to queries from various social media platforms which questioned her appointment as the chairperson of the NC.
Some of the concerns centred on the fact that Basson-Namundjebo’s newspaper, The Patriot, recently ran an exposé of the happenings at Football House.
“I own The Patriot Newspaper, but I do not run the newspaper. Ask the journalist where they got the information from.
“Even now I have no sight of what is in the paper for this week,” she explained.
Basson-Namundjebo added that she does not dictate on what is published in the newspaper.
She said she was surprised to see herself and female counterpart, Vivienne Katjiuongua, being lambasted, noting that people think they are on the NC to ‘referee matches’.
“I am here because of my business acumen. My job is to run this organisation like I have done before in other institutions which needed my help.
“I was not asked to run football games, I was asked to run NFA,” she clarified.
The chairperson said people should rather judge her based on result at the end of her tenure in four months’ time.
She also denied being part of any of the two warring camps which were fighting to take control of the NFA, leading to International Federation of Association Football’s (FIFA) intervention.
Other members on the NFA normalisation committee are Franco Cosmos as vice-chairperson, Gabby Ahrens, Matti Mwandingi and Vivienne Katjiuongua as ordinary members on the committee. - NAMPA


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