THE Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre has received a cash injection to the tune of N$70 000 for housing equipment from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Since opening its doors in 2016, the Centre hosts 15 full time top players and offers education tutoring, vocational training and healthy lifestyle activities to players.
Receiving the donation, Centre Manager Jackey Gertze explained that this latest support will also increase the possibility of generating income for its sustainability by renting out some bedrooms to other sport teams.
“GIZ continues to be a key partner of women football development and we forever remain alert to maintaining this partnership. This gesture has helped us furnish the second floor of the Girls Centre and the Girl Child and player remain protected and taken care of. We take care of girls from as far as Karasburg and Katima Mulilo”, Gertze said.
The Girls Centre is part of a German development cooperation project in close cooperation with the Namibian Football Association (NFA), the Namibian Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture (MYNSSC), German Football Association (Deutche Fußball-Bund e.V. |DFB), the Football and Athletics Association of Westphalia (Fußball- und Leichtathletik-Verband Westfalen | FLVW) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).