Unhappy Mills opens up about resignation

Trevor Mills has announced that he has officially resigned from Namibia’s boxing board, despite Bernard Haufiku claiming otherwise.

27 October 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa


Former Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB) member Trevor Mills has revealed that he was unhappy with the way things were done at the board.

Appointed last October alongside others, the former board member’s term was due to run for a period of three years.

Mills, however, confirmed that he has officially resigned from the board and has emailed his resignation letter to the minster and board.

This is after chairperson of the board Bernard Haufiku denied allegations that Mills had resigned.

In last week’s article, Haufiku also noted that the board was planning to speak to Mills so that he could reconsider his decision before it became official.

‘Not official’

Namibian Sun quoted Haufiku as saying: “I did hear about Trevor’s resignation but it was not made official and the minister is unaware of this.

“As a board, we would not want to lose a valuable man like Trevor and we will therefore also speak to him so he can maybe reconsider his decision.”

‘I was unhappy’

Mills has, however, maintained that he has indeed resigned and the board had ample time to communicate with him, but failed to do so.

“This is really something personal between me and the boxing board and I do not want to dwell much on it.

“Let me say that I was just unhappy with the way things were being done during my time with the board.

“I tried my best and wanted the best for boxing, but I could not just continue with this,” Mills lamented.

Hoped for a meeting

The former board member revealed that he and the board were supposed to meet to discuss the situation, but this never materialised as no one made the effort to meet him.

“After I tendered my resignation to the board, I was hoping that we would sit and discuss all these problems, but everything went silent and I took it that the board was happy with my resignation.

“It is after I did not get a response from the board that I decided to forward my resignation to the minister.

“The minister has also not responded to the letter, so I believe they took it and are fine with it too.”

Medical doctor Bernard Haufiku, lawyer Saima Nghihalwa, director of commerce at the industrialisation ministry Maria Pogisho, veteran former boxer and trainer Josef 'Joe Archer' Shikongo form part of the boxing board.

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