I prayed to God and my ancestors to begin the brand new year in sport circle without any problems but to my amusement it looks like we going to be faced with problems that we needed to have been solved last year.
It’s again the same old sport codes that undermine the efforts by others to move forwards and never backwards yet there are personas within the sport fraternity so determined to spoil anything that might result in positive outcomes for the good of our sport image.
Instead of irking out solutions once again our armchair critics have a ‘knife out for anyone’ who wishes to seek for an amicable solution that will turn round this unfortunate misfortune into fortunes.
I personally don’t see any wrong in JJD’s humility in financially helping out his colleagues when there was absolutely no one to remunerate his colleagues because of the NPL’s coffers having run dry.
Any responsible leader will at all cost prioritise the wellbeing of his people and that is no exception to what JJD demonstrated despite the Premier League woes.
The NPL staff would not have been in this precarious situation had the clubs fully paid their affiliation fees yet they are the once calling on the head of JJD to be chopped.
These are the clubs whose representatives at the NPL Board of Governors nominated JJD as chairman by the mandate entrusted by them yet they shy away when the stormy weather confronts the Premier League.
I’d like to know the mandate of the NPL Board of Governors more so their responsibilities and what powers they have to effect any change.
Clubs are equally to be blame for this awkward situation football find itself right now they are focused on the NFA Debmarine Cup to kick start the second week of February but the question still remain what happens in the months preceding the tournament the status quo will remain as it is, period.
I know the wellbeing of the NPL staff is of no consequences to the premier league clubs and we could see a situation where there is no payment to these hardworking individuals at the NPL offices and I don’t expect JJD to once again play the guardian angel to bank-roll their salaries.
The cowardice attitude of some club’s officials calling on JJD’s resignation without any plausible solution is a clear indication that clubs are so dormant and have done nothing in arresting the situation yet they are the very first individuals who have nothing to offer on the table.
Let me rather refocus my energy on the question I so wish had answers when will the 2017/18 season kicks off and again JJD is on record to have said the new season will kick off in February and ends in August, do we finally have the resources to have the league start?
On a different note I’d like to register my frustration and sympathy with the Namibian Paralympians who to date have not been rewarded for their start-studded performances last year.
These issues were debated and ironed out late last year when our Paralympic athletes staged an impromptu strike before they jetted out to Brazil, and an agreement was reached between the NSC, Directorate of Sport officials and the athletes yet this problems seemed to be far from over.
Simply tell the athletes in no uncertain terms that currently there is no money and that they could wait for this financial year to have them rewarded instead of feeding them lies after lies.
This is rather a humble plea to all our sport administrators and sport officers within the Directorate of Sport to positively improve the image of Namibian sport that have been tainted so badly.
Let sport be the winner at the end of the day because so much damag
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