John Muinjo was elected Namibia Football Association (NFA) president after beating Hendrick Dawids by nine votes to six at the associationâ??s Extra Ordinary Congress in Windhoek on October 28.
But the elections were overshadowed by a scuffle between two members of the Otjozondjupa region who were divided on which candidate to vote for for the NFA presidency.
The press was barred from the election proceedings but according to insiders, Manfred Boois, the chairman of Otjozondjupa, was shoved off his wheelchair by a member of the region, an incident which was roundly criticised by FIFA Deputy General Secretary Jerome Champagne.
Champagne said at a press conference after the elections that the incident painted a bad picture of Namibian football.
"I condemn this incident and I must say I have never seen anything like this before. This does not give a good image of football in Namibia. You had two delegates who didnâ??t know whom to vote for. Itâ??s strange," he said.
Viscaya Korbinian Amutenya beat Anton van Wyk for the vice presidentâ??s position while Kornelius Kwela Kapenda was elected treasurer after defeating Walter Kameeta.
The executive committee members are Mathew Kalihonda, Jacqueline Gertze, Immanuel Nangolo, Isack Fredericks, Patrick Mwilima and Amukwa Vaino.
Champagne said the elections were the beginning of a process which he hoped would turn around Namibian football.
"There are still a lot of things to be done. The elections are the start of the FIFA road map. The Namibian football statues need to be rewritten. FIFA is going to put up a constitutional review committee and we are also going to work with the Ministry of Sport to help in that direction You have an executive committee of only nine members and this is too small. Hendrick Dawids is going to work together with the elected executive and there must be unity for Namibian football to move forward," he