Two Young Chiefs players fired

15 Aug 2016 13:50pm
OSHAKATI, 15 AUG (NAMPA) – Oshakati-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) side, Young Chiefs Football Club, last month fired two players for misconduct.
The players are Daniel ‘Maldini’ Ashipala and Ferdinand ‘Fendi’ Ndahangwapo.
Chairperson of the club, Elago Amuthenu confirmed their sacking in a telephonic interview with Nampa on Wednesday.
Amuthenu and co-founder of the club, Sissy Shilunga, jointly signed the letters of dismissal on 04 July.
Amuthenu informed this news agency that Ashipala and Ndahangwapo have been causing division among the players and management.
According to him, Ashipala has been violating club rules by instigating players to boycott games during the second round of the NPL and also used the club’s logo for personal gain.
“Maldini (Ashipala) was also plotting to sell the club to a businessman in northern Namibia without the knowledge of the management,” Amuthenu claimed.
He further accused Ashipala of collaborating with his Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Oshiwambo Radio Sports Programme colleague, Damian Shuumbwa, to use the radio station to badmouth all efforts the club’s leadership makes to the benefit of the team.
Shuumbwa has also been removed as coach of Young Chiefs.
Amuthenu added that Ashipala and Ndahangwapo prevented certain players from participatinh in league games for no apparent reasons.
“The club has decided not to retain your service as you are seen as a stumble in the club’s success and achievements in the long run,” reads the dismissal letter to Ashipala seen by this reporter.
Management of the club also accused Ndahangwapo of bribing coaches to let him take part in every match, even if he is not fit to play.
Ashipala said they were fired on false accusations, while Ndahangwapo denied all accusations.
“It is up to them to dismiss me or otherwise. My contribution to the team was just because of the love of football and not for benefits,” said Ndahangwapo.