The Namibia Football Association (NFA) is delighted to announce the upcoming visit of two FIFA Technical Development Experts, Serame Letsoaka from South Africa and Jürg Nepfer from Switzerland.

Letsoaka is the FIFA Regional Technical Consultant while Nepfer, the longest serving FIFA employee, is the international football federation’s Head of Technical Development Services.

The four-day visit, commencing on 21 June 2024, will see Letsoaka and Nepfer engage with the NFA leadership, including President Robert Shimooshili, General Secretary Charles Siyauya, Technical Director Jaqueline Shipanga and Competitions Director Titus Kunamuene.

Discussions will centre around various aspects of the NFA’s technical development initiatives both locally and internationally, encompassing technical leadership, grassroots football initiatives, Football for Schools programmes, Women’s football development as well as futsal and beach football development and the Technical Development Scheme (TDS).

The TDS will be high on the agenda as an important Programme from FIFA, initiated and driven by Arsene Wenger who is FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development.

The two experts will also delve into Namibia’s participation in regional tournaments like COSAFA and continental programs organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), including the Pan-African School Under-15 competition. Additionally, they will explore opportunities for the NFA to leverage capacity-building workshops and courses offered by FIFA.

This visit signifies a crucial step for the NFA’s Technical Department. For the past three years, the department has been working towards full functionality, enabling the implementation of vital technical development programs like coaching and refereeing courses. The expert assessment will pave the way for the department’s official certification by FIFA.