By Libuto Walubita in Windhoek
Namibia is set to host Confederation for African Football [CAF] women championship on October 11-24 this year at Sam Nujoma Stadium.
This was announced following a strict inspections of facilities in the capital of Namibia by a team of inspectors who were in Windhoek last month, to inspect facilities such as stadiums, hotels and other training grounds. They issued a statement to government and other stakeholders in the country that the women’s 9th edition championship will be hosted in Namibia.
Sam Nujoma Stadium is a football stadium in Katutura of Windhoek. The stadium holds about 10,300 seats and was finished in 2005. It is named after the former Namibian president Sam Nujoma.
Namibia hosted the SAPPCOR games in 2013 which now shows that Namibia is on the right path to host the competition in Windhoek.
The delegates also visited different places in the capital and identified three suitable hotels which will be announced officially once all technical matters are finalised with the committee.
“CAF Delegation will have their own hotel while the visiting teams and match officials will be having their own separate hotel, everything is going according to plan” said NFA President Mr. John Muinjo who revealed that the delegation will report back to CAF on the outcome of Namibia.
The CAF inspection team was led by CAF Executive committee member Dr Oliphant Molefi who is the chairperson for CAF Women Championship Organising Committee and Senior Manager for Women Football Ms.Heba Abdalla and Ms.Sara Mohammed, Manager for TV and Marketing.
The second and final qualifiers will start on 23-25 May as 14 teams will go head to head to decide the seven final teams that will be joining the host in Namibia [Brave Gladiators].
FIFA Women’s World Cup will be hosted in Canada next year.