• October 1st, 2020

POSTS BY Otniel Hembapu

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My candid view - The hypocrisy of the eight rogue clubs

Just when we all thought we could finally retreat to our respective caves and accord the recently appointed Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) an opportunity to thoroughly investigate and come up with rock-solid recommendations that will help squash the protracted beef between the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the Namibia Premier League (NPL), out of the blue, this week, eight clubs wrote to the NFA, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and to the sports ministry to air their grievances about the appointment of the CEP.


Vries pens new deal with Swallows

Namibian veteran goalkeeper Virgil Vries has signed a new contract with South African club Swallows FC, who were recently crowned 2019/20 champions of that country’s GladAfrica Championship and gained automatic promotion to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for next season.


Committee to guide Geingob on Boois heroes’ burial request 

Presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari yesterday said according former Brave Warriors coach Seth Boois hero status and burial at the revered Heroes Acre is not exclusively at the behest of President Hage Geingob, but it is done on the recommendations of the National Honours Advisory Committee. 


Kisting’s Romanian club wins CEC Bank Super League

Namibia’s rugby sensation Helarius Kisting’s Romanian club CSM Ştiinţa Baia Mare on Saturday defeated rivals SCM Timişoara to clinch the CEC Bank Super League following an intense action-packed final at the Noua Stadium in Braşov.


Woody quits as Warriors assistant coach

Local gaffer Woody Jacobs yesterday tendered his resignation as Brave Warriors assistant coach, saying lack of trust and an unconducive working relationship between him and his employer, the Namibia Football Association (NFA), led to his decision to resign.


Katamba reads riot act to sport administrators

Sivute Katamba, the acting executive director in the sports ministry, yesterday issued a stern warning to local sport administrators cautioning them that the days of running public-funded sport federations like their own personal fiefdoms will soon be over.

My Candid View - Going against the grain

Let me start by applauding sports minister Agnes Tjongarero and her team at the ministry for taking a bold decision to appoint an independent six-member mediator committee, which has been tasked with investigating, swotting and coming up with recommendations that will finally bring closure to the endless infights that has crippled Namibian football.


Two leagues unacceptable in Namibia - Fifa

World football governing body Fifa on Friday wrote to acting secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Franco Cosmos, responding to two letters dated 22 and 27 July 2020 sent to Fifa by the local football federation.

My candid view - Appeals Committee a welcome move

This week, sports minister Agnes Tjongarero announced and unveiled the three members that will serve and form part of the national Appeals Committee, which will have a working relationship with both the line ministry and the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC).


Moetie U-turns on NFA request

Former executive member of Black Africa FC, Cassius Moetie, yesterday wrote to the club’s supporters to inform them that the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has agreed to postpone/extend the deadline of 23 August for clubs to apply for membership with the planned NFA top tier league, so as to allow BA more time to put its house in order.


Blue Waters distances itself from pro-NFA rogue clubs

Coastal giants and one of Namibia’s oldest football clubs, Blue Waters FC, yesterday distanced itself from a letter dated 6 August 2020, written by eight clubs to the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and to sports minister Agnes Tjongarero, wherein the clubs blasted the minister and tried to influence the NSC.