Fifa snubs, investigates sacking of Namibian football president

(L-R) Moroccan football president Faouzi Lakjaa, Fifa President Gianni Infantino, CAF President Ahmed Ahmed. Photo : FRMF

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – FIFA officials have snubbed the sacking of Namibian football chief over alleged graft and vowed to investigate the matter.

A FIFA statement on Saturday however said the world body will await official documentation in order to assess the situation.

Namibian Football Association President Frans Mbidi was dismissed from his position on 27 October 2018.

Mbidi’s sacking was made public by his vice-President Naftal Ngalangi following an executive committee meeting which Mbidi did not attend.

The NFA governing body fielded an array of allegations against Mbidi including accepting bribes from Morocco to support its World Cup bid and for making the NFA “ungovernable”.

Mbidi had long denied the accusations leveled against him, branding them as “baseless” and sought the intervention of FIFA through its Secretary General, Fatma Samoura.

Meanwhile, FIFA said it was investigating the issue.

© Bur-csa – A.H – N.A / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III – African Daily Voice (ADV)