CEP releases recommendations
The recommendations state that the NPL and NFA should amend their constitutions for more structured collegiality in order to avoid disrupting football in the future.
16 November 2020 | Sports
In a letter addressed to the NPL chairman Patrick Kauta, the committee recommends that both the League and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) review their constitutional findings.
The letter also recommends that the CEP consider withdrawing the Court of Arbitration for Sport case to allow for peace and give dialogue a chance.
“The NPL is encouraged to deregister the section 21 Professional League and in addition, commit to fully subordinate themselves to the status and leadership of the NFA as the sole regulator of all forms of football in Namibia,” the letter reads.
The CPE also recommends that the NPL review its statutes and give all members and clubs an equal say and participation in decision-making, as it appears that the executive committee makes all the decisions, with little participation from the board of governors.
It further recommends that the NPL and NFA formalise their relationship by a way of a memorandum of agreement or licensing agreement for the running of the premier and first-division leagues.
“Both organisations have fundamental governance issues that need to be streamlined and amend the statutes to make provisions for an aligned relationship,” the report adds. Efforts by Nampa to get hold of the report by the CEP and the recommendations to the NFA proved fruitless.
The committee was established by sports minister Agnes Tjongarero in September and comprised of Roswitha Gamachas, a legal expert in the Attorney-General's Office; NSC board member Thomas Mbeeli; Heritha Nankole Muyoba, a governance expert; rugby sports administrator Walter Don; Bro-Matthew Shinguadja, the executive director in the labour ministry; and Stanley Mutoya, the current chief executive officer of Region Five.- NAMPA