… As NFA gives directives about adoption of new constitution, leadership election meeting
By John Tuerijama
POSITIVE developments are finally taking place in the Namibia Premier League (NPL), with the Namibia Football Association (NFA) this week giving a written directive that will see the NPL Board of Governors (BoG) meeting to discuss the league’s new constitution before 15 July, while also setting a date set for an a extraordinary general meeting, at which a new NPL leadership will be elected.
The election has to take place no later than 9 September.
This then sets the scene for the league to finally begin.
In a letter dated 4 July, sent by NFA Secretary-General Barry Rukoro to all 16 premier league club chairpersons, he clearly spelt out the processes that need to be followed, to normalise the league, which has been in limbo since September last year, following the withdrawal of sole sponsor, MTC.
He said NFA President Frans Mbidi had directed him to communicate to the club chairpersons about the current league impasse, with the ball now firmly back in the court of the NPL Board of Governors to make sure that the league starts as soon as possible.
“It’s against this backdrop that I am directed to impress upon you… that the onus is now placed upon you to ensure that the new constitution is adopted, and that a new leadership is elected and that the league starts as soon as possible,” the letter reads.
The NPL BoG meeting must take place no later than 15 July, where a date will also be set for an AGM to adopt the new constitution.
This must happen before 19 August.
When contacted for comment, Mbidi said the NFA ad hoc committee, which recently replaced an NPL interim committee, has not been disbanded.
The NPL BoG has to report back to ad hoc committee, after implementing the directives.
He said that once elected, the new NPL leadership will have to decide on a start date for the league.
MTC withdrew as the NPL sponsor last year, after the league failed to source another benefactor to supplement a budgetary shortfall of N$9 million per year.
MTC had previously committed N$15 million a year, for three years.
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