Robert Shimooshili NFA president

In a closely contested election held at the Mercure Hotel earlier today, Robert Shimooshili was elected as the new president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), defeating his rival, Patrick Kauta, by a vote of 19 to 15.

The NFA has been plagued by infighting in recent years, which led FIFA to appoint two normalization committees to oversee the running of Namibian football.

These disagreements effectively brought the sport to a standstill for approximately three years.

Bailey spots talent in Namibian football

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey, who is in the country on a business trip, has identified talent in Namibian football and stated that some players would have the potential to thrive in Europe. Bailey made the remarks during a Katutura derby over the weekend.

Gary Bailey got a first sense of Namibian football in Pioneers Park at the Unam Stadium over the weekend and was greeted by vibrant fans of Black Africa & African Stars in a goals galore Katutura derby.