Pack and leave

14 October 2019 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA



I am writing this hoping that it will reach those that I believe do not have the interest of football at heart and are just there to cause a commotion within the beautiful game.

There are so many individuals out there in the football structures who hold positions to feed their ego and their bellies but not the game we all love so dearly.

My advice to these individuals with dubious intentions towards football is that they must just pack their bags and leave!

Football is something close to many people's hearts and it is something that brings joy to almost everyone.

It is indeed something that can be used as a unification tool but not as your ordinary political playground were you can divide and rule.

A team can be assembled with people from different races but they will understand each other once they are on the field of play.

This is the reason why I am passionate about the game and it is why rage grows inside me towards anyone I feel is not there for the interest of football.

Having said all this, I believe there are those that have shown ability to manage the game well.

But there are also those who are not in the game in order to fix it but to break it.

My advice to these individuals with dubious intentions towards football is that they let those with a passion for the game run the affairs of football in this country.

The truth is, a person will never be able to solve something they are not passionate about.

A perfect example is employing a thief as a police officer. You can never solve crime with crime even if you pretend to be doing that.

It is therefore a dangerous thing if you have football administrators that are there for a different interest than improving football.

Namibia is not the first country to experience this kind of problem but I can assure you it is one of the few countries that struggle to fix their problems.

I assume this happens because we live in a country where most people come into the structures of an organisation with the aim of satisfying their stomachs and not to make things work.

It is a country where people pretend to be one, but underneath those pretences there is a stinking can of tribalism worms.

So many people still linger in the past and are filled with hatred and tribalism.

The lack of brotherhood in football is evident from the moment you walk into the football association or you open Facebook to read comments about football problems.

So many times I have spoken about how bad tribal divisions are for the game, but my voice has fallen on deaf ears.

Yes, as a journalist I have been accused of taking sides on some occasions since people feel I have been protecting the reputations of certain prominent individuals.

These are absurd and groundless accusations. As a son of this soil, I believe in equality and fairness because it is the only thing that can make things work.

I might belong to a certain race or tribe but I am no different from anyone who wants to see things done in a proper manner.

That is why I am advising those who lack of football knowledge and administration to make way for those that are capable of bringing change.

I did not mention anyone's name but I threw a shoe in the air that will fit the perpetrators. You know who you are. Just leave.



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