Katjaimo wants to organise Afcon trip for fans – The Namibian

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A few yr after a botched Birmingham journey on which hordes of Namibians misplaced 1000’s of {dollars} within the hope of attending the Commonwealth Video games, Fashionable Democratic Motion (PDM) councillor Vezemba Katjaimo is at it once more.

The councillor is now planning a visit to the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) match in Ivory Coast following Namibia’s qualification for the spectacle this week. The match will happen in January and February subsequent yr. Final yr Katjaimo’s failed journey to the UK (UK) noticed him being suspended from the celebration and his actions as councillor for the Katutura Central constituency for six months.

Yesterday, nonetheless, the politician confirmed that his company, VRK Sports activities Administration, is harbouring plans to usher native soccer fanatics to the match.

The announcement appeared on his social media web page this week.

“Because the Courageous Warriors have efficiently certified for his or her fourth-ever Afcon match, it’s an opportune second for our football-loving nation to unite in assist of our nationwide group.

“As a professional sports activities practitioner representing VRK Sport Administration, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be organising complete packages for Namibian followers who want to accompany our group,” he wrote.

Katjaimo stated he’s in discussions with the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF).

Talking to The Namibian on the top of final yr’s controversy he stated: “We purchased slots for 198 younger individuals to look at the video games, totalling N$5,3 million, and acquired airline tickets via Satguru touring company and Journey Journey, totalling N$5,2 million. The full price was N$10,5 million.” The journey was, nonetheless considered by immigration officers as having been a deliberate ploy via which hordes of Namibians have been planning to infiltrate the borders of the UK to hunt asylum.

The supposed individuals have since acquired a part of their refunds, in response to the councillor.


Katjaimo yesterday confirmed the latest social media invitation.

“This time it will likely be organised through VRK Sports activities Administration and a non-public occasion administration company. I can’t be immediately concerned,” he stated.

“Individuals ought to perceive that that is the enterprise facet of sport, and I’m a skilled sport administration practitioner. In truth, I’m empowering younger Namibians via these tasks,” Katjaimo stated, including he plans to take Namibians to the Olympic Video games subsequent yr. He stated he’s nonetheless awaiting CAF’s response.

Within the interim, he stated, he’s planning to strategy the Namibian Soccer Affiliation (NFA) “to seek out out precisely who’s solely liable for the Namibian packages”.

“One must know the trade to know what I’m speaking about. For instance, the NBC is not going to simply broadcast this occasion with out acquiring broadcast rights, and the identical goes for ticket gross sales,” Katjaimo stated.

Final month, he issued an apology wherein he described the “halting” of the UK journey by the authorities as “shattered aspirations and crushed goals”.


Yesterday, PDM secretary normal Manuel Ngaringombe stated: “I’ve no remark at this level, as a result of I have no idea what’s going on.

“Enable me time to talk to the councillour after which the celebration will pronounce its place on the difficulty.”

The chief regional officer on the Khomas Regional Council, Clement Mafwila, stated his workplace is but to get detailed info on the deliberate undertaking, and distanced the council from the enterprise.

“I can safely affirm that the regional council will not be concerned. Nonetheless, we care concerning the popularity of the council and can thus seek the advice of with the councillour to determine what’s going on,” he stated.

Supply: namibian

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