The Namibian (Windhoek)

20 November 2012

Namibia: Tjongarero Wants Skilled Administrators

THE president of the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC), Agnes Tjongarero, says football administrators must brush up on basic administration skills in order to advance the sport code in the country.

“We cannot just have people running football without the basics of administration, so please set this as a condition in the future, and that way we can have more people attending these courses and our football [will] benefit,” Tjongarero said during the closing ceremony of the week-long Fifa Administration and Management Course in Windhoek on Friday.

She also challenged the administrators to advance the sport with their newly acquired skills.

“We need to reflect the buying power of the sponsors and also learn to do much better than yesterday after this course. You have learned a lot,” Tjongarero said.

“Please do not just accumulate certificates of attendance, but go back to your region and plough back, become useful and make sure your region is the best,” the NNOC official added.

She said courses of this nature were long overdue and Namibia was grateful for Fifa’s assistance.

“It is never too late and right now we have administrators and managers who are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge of how to run football. We now have administrators who knows how to plan, strategise, budget, market, implement and evaluate football programmes,” Tjongarero said.

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