Windhoek, Namibia – (African Boulevard News) – The Namibia Football Association Normalisation Committee chairperson, Bisey Uirab, has given assurance that the Brave Gladiators, who are owed by the national body, will be paid before the end of the week. This will come as a relief to the team who have been left frustrated after months of being unpaid.
Namibia’s women’s football team, the Brave Gladiators, have been having a hard time financially, with reports of them not being paid their full salaries for months. This has led to them threatening to boycott upcoming matches if their dues are not cleared. The team has been training for the African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers, which are scheduled for next month.
However, Bisey Uirab stated that the Namibia Football Association (NFA) is committed to paying the Brave Gladiators what is owed to them. He also mentioned that the committee is working tirelessly to ensure that the technical staff and the players’ salaries are cleared.
“We are aware of the situation and we are doing everything in our power to ensure that the Brave Gladiators are paid before the end of this week,” Uirab said. “Our commitment is to assist the team in any way possible, and we won’t rest until this issue is resolved. The NFA has always been committed to supporting women’s football in the country.”
The Namibia Football Association’s move comes after the intervention of the Minister of Sport, Agnes Tjongarero. The minister requested that the NFA urgently address the matter and ensure that the players are adequately compensated for their services.
The Brave Gladiators’ captain, Zenatha Coleman, expressed her team’s relief at hearing the news. “We are grateful to the minister and the NFA for their intervention. We have been working hard to qualify for the African Women’s Cup of Nations, and this news motivates us to do even better. We can now focus on preparing for the games without worrying about our salaries,” she said.
In conclusion, while the Brave Gladiators were worried about their financial situation, the Namibia Football Association has taken a step to address the matter and ensure that the women’s team is paid what is owed to them. The commitment of the Namibia Football Association Normalisation Committee to support women’s football in the country is commendable and will go a long way in promoting the sport.