Mbidi, Rukoro and Gertze to organize Continental Football

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Namibia Football heavyweights Frans Mbidi, Barry Rukoro and Jackey Gertze will be organizing continental tournaments until 2019 following their appointments to the Confederation of African Footfall (CAF) Standing Committees from 2017 to 2019.

CAF this week published the list of its standing committees, entrusted with the organization and administration of various continental aspects and Namibia Football Association (NFA) President Frans Mbidi, FA Secretary General Barry Rukoro and NFA Women Football Administrator Jackey Gertze are listed on various committees.

Mbidi is member of the 17-members ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR INTERCLUBS COMPETITIONS AND CLUB LICENSING SYSTEM which is headed by Tarek Bouchamaoui from Tunisia and includes the likes of Irvin Khoza from South Africa and Sheku Dikko from Nigeria.

“ I’m pleased to be part of this committee and I will do all possible to contribute positively to the success of the committee in our quest to take African football forward” Mbidi said of his appointment.

NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro is on the 30-men team for the ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH AFRICA CUPS OF NATIONS U17, U20 AND U23 and he is ready to serve the continent in promotion of youth football.

“ I’m highly glad to be have been appointed to the committee that deals with youth football. I will work hard to make a difference at the continental level indeed and we have a very good blend in this team”, Rukoro says.

The Committee is chaired by Danny Jordaan, South African Football Association (SAFA) President and other notable name is Abedi Pele from Ghana.

The third and final Namibia to appear on the CAF committee list for the cycle 2017-2019 is revered women football pioneer Jackey Gertze, who is appointed to the ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN’S FOOTBALL which comprises of 15 powerful women on the continent. Former Mamelodi Sundowns owner Nastacia Tsichlas from South Africa is also a member while Isha Johansen form Sierra Leone is the President of the Committee.

“ I’m honored to be considered at this level. Women football has grown a lot on the continent and Namibia has a huge contribution to that growth with limited resources. I thank everyone at CAF for this opportunity and promise to give my best services to the continent” Gertze states.