One Exco member proposed NPL chop

The future of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) hangs in the balance following the latest expulsion proposition.

09 July 2020 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

WINDHOEK



There is allegedly only one member in 10 of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) executive who submitted a bid for the expulsion of the NPL at next week's congress, a source has revealed.

The source said this following a report in yesterday's New Era that the possible expulsion of the NPL will be top of the agenda at the NFA extraordinary congress slated for 16 July.

At this point, it remains unclear whether the league, which is under suspension, will eventually face the chop as per Article 15 of the NFA statutes, which states that the congress may expel a member.

As things stand, however, the source strongly believes that the expulsion will only happen if the member who proposed it in the first place gets backing from the rest of the congress, which requires a more than 50% vote to expel the premier league.

“I understand that the NFA member who submitted the proposal is also not a member attached to any other member of the NFA.

“He is the one that is really pushing for the expulsion of the league and he also submitted the agenda point.

“I can safely state it is not all the executive members who are in support of the expulsion.

“I also understand that this specific member strongly wanted the NFA to expel the league in order for them to start up their own league with new executive members,” the source alleged.

NFA SG mum on allegations

The NFA acting secretary-general Franco Cosmos refused to comment on the allegation that only one member is pushing for the expulsion of the league.

Cosmos said the congress would mainly touch on the new Fifa regulations due to the coronavirus and how the NFA can adopt them.

He added that the NPL and the NFA issue would also be on the agenda at the congress.

“I will not be able to tell you which member submitted the proposal for the league's expulsion but I can confirm that it is on the agenda.

“This does not mean that the expulsion will be a final decision but it just means that members can make a decision regarding that.

“I also do not believe that anything about starting a new league was discussed, while these issues between NPL and NFA are not resolved at the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” Cosmos said



Can be a collective decision

“If it was just one member who made the submission, it could really also not tell the outcome of the meeting, because they could have possibly made a collective proposal but only one member submitted it to avoid a repeat on points of the agenda,” Cosmos added.

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