NABF leadership asked to step down

Leaders of amateur boxing in the country have been accused of holding on to power while their terms have lapsed.

27 October 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa


The Namibia Amateur Boxing Federation (NABF) leadership has been asked to step down, following the expiration date of its term.

Sources have claimed that the federation leaders, whose four-year term ended in February, have been reluctant to let go of power.

The federation has also been accused of a lack of action and developments towards its projects.

As things stand, the leadership comprises of president Benjamin Rabang, vice-president Jeremiah Ndjembo and various other members.

Been there for too long

“I think it is about time that these guys step down from those positions because they have been there for too long now.

“I can tell you now that these guys are not doing their job and need to elect new people to take over.

“They have not been in good standing and this situation needs to be resolved as soon as possible,’ the source alleged.

Mwiya admits overstaying

Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) chief administrator Freddy Mwiya confirmed that the current leadership at the NABF have overstayed their term.

He, however, maintained that the leadership could not hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year due to coronavirus pandemic.

Mwiya added that they have requested the federation to hold an AGM before the end of the financial year.

“Well, the source is right that the current leadership’s four-year term has lapsed and they need to hold an AGM.

“I think it is a bit harsh to say that the leadership has not done anything at all because they have tried their best as far as developing amateur boxing,” Mwiya said.

Not 100% happy

The federation had planned to host the first AGM in March, but it was cancelled due to pandemic regulations.

The second attempt, which was scheduled for August, also failed.

NSC has advised those in leadership positions to meet and sort out the current hiccups.

“I will not also say that we are 100% happy with their operations because of the way they operate and we have already cautioned them too,” Mwiya said.

Rabang could not be reached for comment at the time this newspaper went to print.

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