New Era (Windhoek)

6 August 2012

Namibia: Huge Fifa Donation for Women's Football

Windhoek — The Federation for International Football Associations (FIFA) handed over football attire and training equipment to various clubs campaigning in the popular Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women's Super League at Soccer House, last week.

"FIFA have always been there for us as they've always supported our various programmes, but this one is very big, because all the clubs in the league will receive playing gear and training equipment such as cones and other needy equipment. We are grateful to FIFA and are looking forward to this gesture", said a delighted NFA Women's Desk coordinator Jacky Gertze.

FIFA has been very instrumental in creating a platform for women's football development in Namibia, starting from coaching, refereeing, player development and the establishment of national structures in all age groups.

With the inevitable introduction of the NFA Women's Super League last year, the NFA Women's Desk with the assistance of local football guru Jacqui Shipanga approached FIFA to help the association create a platform where the top footballers could play in order to boost the performance of the various national teams. So far, all NFA women's teams have been participating in FIFA and CAF qualifiers.

In view of the above, FIFA resolved to come on board and render assistance to help the well established structures of the NFA Women's Desk by donating N$100 000 to administer the league, while it also provides training equipment and attire to all members of the league.

Six teams campaigning in the NFA Women's Super League received materials as they gear up for the final action of the season, this coming weekend.

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