Tigers sharpen leadership claws

Akwenye elected as exco chairperson
Tigers Football Club is the move after changing its executive committee with the aim of taking the club to greater heights.
Jesse Jackson Kauraisa
Tigers Football Club on Saturday elected former player Nelson Dicky Akwenye as the new chairperson of its executive management committee for the next four years.

The club’s extraordinary annual general meeting took place at Mandume Primary School in the capital.

Akwenye replaces Vaino Nghipondoka, who "returned the club to the community association after it was entrusted with him since 2016", a statement read.

“The executive management committee will remain intact to ensure smooth transition to the new elected executive committee."

The club also chose Eddie Kafita as chief operations officer, while the secretary position remains vacant.

Aron Haludilu was voted as the chief financial officer, with Paulus Dalla Immanuel selected as chief marketing and communications officer.

Werner Shilunga will handle the club's legal issues as its chief legal officer, while Tuhafeni Haushona is on the committee as the supporters club chairman - a position which is not subjected to elections.

Growth

Tigers lauded its former chairman for his contribution to its development and growth as well as his commitment.

“The club expresses its appreciation to the members of the executive committee and wish them well.

“We call upon our membership base and stakeholders to fully support the newly elected executive committee," a statement read.

Tigers was founded in 1927 and is known as ‘Ingweinyama’.

The club has won the prestigious premier league on two occasions, with the first dating back to 1985.

Their recent glory came during the 2015/16 season when their crop of talented players ended the long wait to league glory.

The club has also managed to win the Namibia Football Association Cup on three occasions - 1995, 1996 and 2015.

The Windhoek-based club is rich in history and regarded as one of the toughest teams to play against, given their passionate supporters.

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Namibian Sun 2022-12-04

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