By John Tuerijama
JUST like their competitors in the high learning spectrum, the University of Science and Technology (NUST) hopes to emulate the University of Namibia (UNAM) by having a football club in the Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Premiership. Though the objective is to land a premiership spot, speculation is that NUST wants to start the journey to top flight football by buying the First Division status of Rebels Football Club (FC). NUST Officer for Culture, Accommodation and Sport, Franklin Green, told Confidente recently that they were at a “sensitive stage” concerning their deliberations. He, however, revealed that they have engaged a number of clubs although nothing concrete materialised. “Yes, we would like to emulate UNAM by having a football club in the MTC Premiership, and not just football, we are looking at a number of other sport codes,” said Green. A number of students from tertiary institutions ply their trade in the MTC Premiership, and by having a team in top flight NUST wants to cater for its students. “That is the whole vision and once talks are concluded we will let the media know about the development,” he said. The high learning institution currently has a football club in the first division. UNAM is the only learning institution with a football club in the MTC Premiership. Rebels FC owner, Dawid Goagoseb, denied being currently involved in any negotiations with NUST, although he admitted that such talks were held in the past. Goagoseb said it was highly unprofessional to commit to anything through the media, but did not rule out the possibility of new negotiations with NUST or any other interested party. The First National Division is still ongoing and no date is communicated when it must conclude. UNAM FC, better known as the ‘clever boys’, concluded the 2017/18 football campaign in fourth position on 48 points after 30 matches played. African Stars FC are the reigning champions followed by arch-rival Black Africa FC and Mighty Gunners in third place with 54 points, while Young African FC concluded the season in fifth place on 47 points.
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