NSC taskforce finalises report

By Michael Uugwanga

THE much-awaited football report by the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Independent Committee is finally complete.

The team was tasked to fix the stand-off between the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the Namibia Premier League (NPL); on the instruction of the Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero.

The taskforce comprises of veteran administrator and chief executive officer of African Union Sports Council Region 5 (AUSC) Stanley Mutoya, Bro-Mathew Shinguadja, Walter Don, Roswitha Gomachas, Heritha Muyoba and Thomas Mbeeli, who is the chairperson of the committee.

In an interview with Confidente Sports Desk this week, Mbeeli said his team has already submitted the report, “We have submitted our report to the Commission. All queries should be directed there”.

Last month Tjongarero instructed NSC to appoint a committee on the heels of NFA’s decision to expel the NPL as a member after the FA accused the NPL of bringing football into disrepute following the league’s decision not to follow the directive given by the NFA not to relegate Orlando Pirates and Civics from top flight football despite the two clubs losing their top flight status after the 2018/2019 MTC Premiership for finishing in 14 and 15 places respectively.

NPL was first suspended last year for taking NFA to the local courts, firstly to the High Court then to the Supreme Court but at the end of the day the NPL lost both cases.

To make matters worse the NPL went to an extent of dragging the NFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland and that case is yet to be finalised.

NSC chairperson Joe Matheus confirmed receiving the report, “At the moment there is not much to say but I can confirm that the report is on my table. In due course the public will know of the outcome and the way forward”.