WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) --
The Federation of International Football
Associations (FIFA) and the Namibia Football Association (NFA)
will renovate existing football pitches at selected schools and
institutions in Namibia.
Consultant Ian McClements in a statement on Thursday said that
he was happy with progress that is being made at different
schools in the country.
The consultant was
in Namibia to assess progress made on the development and
rehabilitation of sports fields in the Khomas and Ohangwena
Regions which were commissioned in February this year.
McClements, the aim of the project is to enrich the lives of a
vast number of Namibian children by benefiting 23 schools and
one Vocational Training Center in the country, while also aiding
the NFA with the expansion of youth football at grassroots
objective is to provide better access to education on HIV/AIDS
through football, sporting facilities and equipment, as well as
increasing the sporting capacity of the schools involved and
widening the participation of school children in football,” he
Meanwhile, FIFA and
the German Football Association is also helping to provide
football equipment and educate instructors on coaching,
refereeing and league management.
McClements has been
doing field inspection for 26 years and has visited 15 venues in
the northern part of Namibia. He designed stadiums for five
African countries, namely Zambia, South Africa, Botswana,
Morocco, and Tanzania, with Namibia being the sixth, and was as
well involved in the development of pitches for the 2010 World
Cup in South Africa.