The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has slammed a statement made by Cassius Moeti as “malicious” and “immoral” after he referred to recent statements by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke as “irresponsible.”
The NFA issued a statement that read, “The NFA would like to vehemently rubbish allegations by Cassius Moeti over the weekend, where he called the FIFA secretary general’s remarks on continuity as “irresponsible.”
“As the football custodian and full members of FIFA, the NFA and other football-loving Namibians would like to distance itself from Moeti’s statement and as such label it as malicious, immoral and against the spirit of FIFA and indeed unwarranted,” the statement continued.
“It is the duty of the NFA to ensure that FIFA, its administrators, partners and affiliates are accorded the respect they deserve.”
Moeti, who is the the spokesperson for NFA presidential candidate Ranga Haikali, was referring to the Valcke’s statement in which he purportedly gave his support to the current NFA president John Muinjo by wishing him good luck saying, “FIFA believes in continuity.”
“FIFA believes in continuity and that’s why Joseph Blatter will be the next FIFA president from 2011 to 2015,” Valcke said at the official opening of the Football for Hope Centre in Katutura on 25 September.
“For the sake of continuity I wish John Muinjo good luck,” Valcke added.
The elective congress is due to be held on Saturday 2 October at the Greiters Confererence Centre. Tanzanian FA President Leodegar Tenga and FIFA’s Manager for Member Associations, Primo Corvaro will arrive in Windhoek on Friday and will be FIFA’s observers at the congress.