NFA appoints Adhoc Committee for the NPL

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Roger Kambatuku will chair the NFA Adhoc Committee for the NPL that will ensure the commencement of the elite league on 12 May 2017 as well organize an elective congress of the league for a substantive executive committee.

These emerged after a meeting held on Friday afternoon in Windhoek between the Namibia Premier League (NPL) Interim Committee and a delegation of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) led by its President Frans Mbidi.

Kambatuku, Chairman of NFA’s Competitions was appointed after an NFA Emergency Committee which also sat on Friday and he will be deputized by Franco Cosmos with other members being Nana Tjombe, Evaristus Evaristus, Ranga Haikali and Victor Amunyela.

The Adhoc Committee will have two main functions but will be responsible for all administrative and management responsibilities of the league. The two main responsibilities are (1) to ensure that everything possible is done for the league to start on the 12 May 2017 as already communicated to the clubs, the whole country and the Head of State and Patron of NFA. (2) To start with a normalization process which will culminate in the election of a substantive Executive Committee for the NPL in the shortest period possible.

The NPL Interim Committee and NFA top brass meeting decided that the NFA President signs the sponsorship agreement with MTC on behalf of NPL for the league to start on 12 May after the meeting agreed that the legal composition of the Interim Committee cannot be constitutionally supported by any of the existing football legal documents and that the NFA lags the constitutional backing to recognize that body as a legally and authentically constituted one.

It was then moved that in the interest of Football and in the spirit of finding a solution to the current impasse engulfing the game but also with a view at the long-term future of the NPL the meeting further agreed that a meeting of the NFA Emergency Committee appoints an NFA Adhoc Committee.

The meeting also agreed that the statutes of the NPL are outdated and need to be reviewed and thus directed the NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro, Adhoc Committee Chairperson Roger Kambatuku, his deputy Franco Cosmos and NPL Administrator Joshua Hoebeb to start a process of reviewing the proposed status of the NPL.