NC hopes to avoid legal battles

Ranga Haikali, Johnny Doeseb, Izak Fredericks and Mabos Vries have been shortlisted for the NFA presidency.

22 January 2020 | Sports

The Fifa normalisation committee says it used legal procedures during the Namibia Football Association (NFA) presidency and executive committee vetting in order to avoid legal battles.

Only 28 of the 57 members nominated for various NFA positions have been shortlisted.

It is however feared that some of those omitted will seek legal remedies in order for the process to take place again. NC chairperson Hilda Basson-Namundjebo however insisted that the process was fair and that the process was guided by the NFA constitution. “We did this vetting process in the most fair of ways so that we can be prepared when anyone challenges the outcome. “The committee is not bothered by what could happen, but we believe it is about time that the NFA gets leadership and football can be played,” she said. Most candidates who did not make the list are ineligible because their CVs contradict Article 33 (3), which states that members may not serve more than two terms in the NFA executive. Some were omitted because they were part of suspended NFA member, Namibia Premier League (NPL), during the time of nominations. Other nominees fell out because of Article 33 (4), which states that a member can only be eligible for elections if he/she has served for four years as an executive member, while some also failed to submit required documents including proof of residence.

The shortlisted individuals will vie for the position of president, first and second vice-president as well as 11 other positions on the executive committee.



Surprises

One of the surprises from the announcement was the omission of former NFA president Frans Mbidi and NPL chairman Patrick Kauta from the list. Kauta and Mbidi were previously tipped as top contenders for the presidency.

The committee however used Article 33(3) of the NFA constitution to omit Mbidi, while Kauta was denied the opportunity because he was part of the NFA executive which executed the unlawful removal of Mbidi.



Possible complications

The normalisation committee and the NPL could possibly meet in the Supreme Court in a case where the NPL is seeking reinstatement as a member of the NFA. If the Supreme Court rules in favour of the NPL, this could mean that some members who were omitted from the nomination list will seek a reverting process. The NFA is currently under the care of the NC, which was appointed by Fifa in February 2019 after the NFA failed to hold an elective congress following a stand-off between former president Mbidi and then secretary-general Barry Rukoro.



Below is the full list of shortlisted candidates.

President

1. Ranga Haikali

2. Johnny Doeseb

3. Izak Fredericks

4. Mabos Vries



First vice president

1 Rudolph Haingura

2 Peter Ndjulu

3 Izak Fredericks

4 Michael Situde



Second vice president

1 Rudolph Haingura

2 Peter Ndjulu

3 Izak Fredericks

4 Nettie Cloete

5 Michael Situde



Executive committee members

1 Nettie Cloete

2 Ingy Hainghumbi

3 Peter Ndjulu

4 Izak Fredericks

5 Samuel Mushelenga

6 Ferdinand Hausiku

7 Rudolph Haingura

8 Dawid Morgan

9 Shali Amakali

10 Earnest Joy

11 Johnny Doeseb

12 Nelago Stephanus

13 John Sinime

14 Michael Situde





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