Nafpu to conduct survey on women's football
WINDHOEK, 16 FEB (NAMPA) –The Namibia Football Players’ Union (Nafpu) is planning to conduct a survey on women footballers in the country to compile a report for the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro).
In an interview with Nampa on Thursday, Nafpu Secretary-General, Olsen Kahiriri said the report will assist the union when negotiating on sponsorships and the working conditions of women footballers in the country.
The survey will also look at possible success stories and challenges faced by women in Namibian football.
“The Federation International Football Association and Confederation of Southern African Football Associations have made women football a priority, so we want to measure how far this progress has gone,” said Kahiriri.
The report will be submitted to FIFPro in order to engage them with the progression of women’s football in Namibia and rest of the world.
Last year, the union conducted a survey on men in Namibian football and submitted the results to FIFPro, where it is being analysed.
These reports are required to be submitted to FIFPro every year between November and February for the union to receive funding.
Nafpu was in 2016 suspended from FIFpro for not submitting financial and project reports in 2015, but was readmitted in November last year.
Kahiriri said rumour’s that FIFPro recently suspended Nafpu for the second time are false.
“We recently sent all the necessary reports to FIFPro and they have acknowledged receipt of them, so how can they suspend us before they even go through these reports?” asked Kahiriri.