Ngarizemo fears tribalism in football

Voice message causes trouble

30 April 2018 | Sports

Young African coach Marley Ngarizemo is fuming at some people who are trying to instigate tribalism in football.

This is after a recording in Damara/Nama emerged last week, stating that it was about time for the tribe to take over football.

The recording was apparently made by a prominent football figure.

“It is totally unacceptable that people are trying to bring tribalism into football.

“Football is not a thing about tribalism and people must honour that because if people take that route, nothing will be developed.

“There is no such thing as one tribe having control over football and people must get that into their heads,” Ngarizemo said.

Ngarizemo added that he hoped football could continue to grow after going through a difficult period.

He felt that football could grow if people put their differences aside and focus more on the beautiful game.

“To be honest, there is so much that needs to be done, but it has to be done in a proper manner.

“Our pervious leaders of the game have done what they could and it is up to the new blood to do things a bit differently,” he said.