NFA excludes NPL from FIFA’s Covid-19 relief fund

NFA excludes NPL from FIFA’s Covid-19 relief fund

NFA President Ranga Haikali said the Namibia Premier League will not be considered as one the beneficiaries of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Fund, because they are still on suspension.
Haikali's announcement comes after FIFA recently set aside 150 Million US dollars to assist football associations during the pandemic period.
NFA President Ranga Haikali, who was a recent guest on NBC's COVID-19 vs Sport show made it clear that only those who are contracted to the association will be the immediate beneficiaries.
“Currently the Brave Warriors and the Brave Gladiators are the priority, The referees and the other members should wait as we looking into how they are affected” Haikali said.
Haikali further explained that they cannot include the Namibia Premier League among those who benefit because they are still under suspension.
On his part, NPL Vice Chairman Bonny Kandas Paulinho said the two parties should sit around the table to discuss the matter as they are also in need of the assistance.
“We have clubs that are not paying their players because of the situation and the Brave Warriors players are coming from this clubs this should be discussed” he added.
The former Black Africa chairperson indicated on the show that is not yet known how much Namibia will get as FIFA will assess the NFA report first before they release the funds.
According to him, it is not clear when the funds will be available but the Association has sent FIFA the required information.