By John Tuerijama
THE Namibia Football Association (NFA) ad hoc committee, under the stewardship of Roger Kambatuku, has submitted a revised Namibian Premier League draft constitution to FIFA, for its perusal.
Kambatuku confirmed to Confidente that FIFA is expected to submit its recommendations, before the constitution is adopted early next month.
“In short, the mandate of the NFA ad hoc committee is to ensure that there is an early annual general meeting (AGM) next month, to adopt the draft constitution,” said Kambatuku.
“The other important matter is to schedule an elective congress, which will elect a capable leadership that is transparent and deals specifically with the issue of when the premier league will kick off.”
When pressed on when the league is likely to kick off, Kambatuku, who is also an NFA executive member, said his priority is to ensure the adoption of the revised NPL constitution and organise the elective congress.
However, all processes will be in conformity with what is prescribed in the adopted constitution, he added.
He said he had conversed with the FIFA-appointed representative last week, who had indicated that there are no complications that were spotted within the draft constitution.
The NFA ad hoc committee came into existence after the national football body intervened, when it was realised that the previously established NPL interim committee was illegal.
The disbanded members of the NPL interim committee were co-opted into the NFA ad hoc committee, with Kambatuku parachuted in as chairman.
However, a meeting held at the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) a fortnight ago, between the NSC commissioners and the NFA, was not attended by the five members who had previously constituted the NPL interim committee.
NSC Chief Administrator, Freddy Mwiya, said this week, that the only role they played during the meeting was to give substantive advice to the football leadership, and did not get directly involved in their affairs. The role of the six-member NFA ad hoc committee has not been clearly spelled out, as they report directly to the NFA executive.
Kambatuku, who is also the chairman of the NFA Competition Committee, is said to be deputised by Franco Cosmos, who together with Evaristus Evaristus, Nana Tjombe, Ranga Haikali and Victor Amunyela were all previously part of the NPL interim committee.
It was also decided that NFA President, Frans Mbidi, should be the signatory to any future NPL sponsorship agreements.
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