21 February 2013

Namibia: NFA Readies for 2014 Women's Champs

THE Namibia Football Association (NFA) will pull out all the stops to ensure the successful hosting of the 2014 CAF Africa Women Champions, says its president, John Muinjo.

Muinjo vowed that the association would leave no stone unturned in its quest to host, organise and deliver a successful African Women's Championship next year.

"This is our chance to show the rest of Africa and the world what we can do as Namibians and as an association we are very delighted to have this chance to present something beautiful and very huge for all coming and so we will go all the way," said Muinjo.

Muinjo is set to meet with relevant stakeholders soon to discuss various aspects of organising an event of this magnitude.

Caf general secretary Hicham El Amrani is expected to assess the NFA's progress in the coming weeks and also meet with government officials ahead of the arrival of an inspection team.

"The focus will turn to Namibia after the concluded Afcon in South Africa and we have looked at issues that will direct the championships," said Muinjo.

"The tournament is sure to provide an important platform for many a rising talent and we have no doubt that it will be a wonderful spectacle.

"As custodians of the beautiful game, we support the Fifa campaign Live Your Goals, which aims to encourage girls and young women to play football and as such we do have a responsibility to create passion in girls and show them that their dreams can come true.

"Much greater reform is needed in women's football in Namibia to make the game inclusive, sustainable and driven from the grassroots."

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