By John Tuerijama
THE Namibia Premier League (NPL) Administrator, Joshua Hoebeb has said the match scheduled for Gobabis on Saturday between Young African Football Club (FC) and Citizen FC has been postponed.
The postponement follows the suspension of Gobabis- based outfit Young African after the NPL Executive Committee on 6 November, considered the recommendation by the NPL Prosecutor Kadhila Amoomo, to suspend the club.
A media release by the NPL Vice Chairperson, Boni Paulino said the suspension of Young African is in terms of Article 13 of the NPL Constitution. The club is thus barred from participating in all NPL football activities, pending the finalisation of the disciplinary proceedings.
The NPL, however, decided not to take any action against Zimbabwean player Tapiwa Simon Musekiwa, who was unlawfully fielded by Young African FC.
Asked by Confidente if Citizen FC will automatically take the three points come Saturday, Hoebeb said an official communication was forwarded to Citizen FC which clearly spelled out that the match at Legare Stadium has been postponed until further noticed.
During the launch of the 2018/19 football local sport scribes asked about the status of both Okahandja United FC and Young African FC, but the NPL Chairperson maintained then that the situation of Young African FC will be addressed at an appropriate platform.
It’s not known if Okahandja United FC whose fate lies in the hands of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) will kick off with their opening match against Tigers FC.
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