NPL Chairperson Doeseb resigns

22 Feb 2017 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 22 FEB (NAMPA) - Namibia Premier League (NPL) Chairperson Johnny Johnson Doeseb has resigned as head of the country’s elite league.
His resignation, which is effective immediately, was announced on Wednesday by the NPL secretariat.
A statement issued by the NPL said his resignation has necessitated the management committee to convene an urgent Board of Governors (BoG) meeting, where the BoG will discuss the development.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Doeseb said he stepped down to “give other people with new ideas a chance” and to end the in-fighting which is affecting local football.
“There is a lot of backstabbing in football at the moment, which is not a good thing,” he said.
He added that he hopes his stepping down will motivate other BoG members to follow suit and “make space for other people who will take their teams and the game of football to another level.”
Last Thursday, the NPL agreed to host an extra-ordinary general assembly on 25 February to discuss the chairperson and management committee’s position.
Eight NPL clubs earlier this month asked for a meeting with the mother body to discuss the fate of management committee members.
The clubs are African Stars, Black Africa, Blue Waters, Chief Santos, Rundu Chiefs, Tigers, Orlando Pirates and Citizens.
They asked that the management committee resign with immediate effect and that a new interim committee be selected.
Their main complaint is the lack of sponsorship for the league.
There has not been any action in the league for seven months now because of the lack of sponsorship for the 2016/17 NPL season after the main sponsor, mobile giant MTC, withdrew at the end of the 2015/16 season.