NPL meets to finalise constitution

07 Aug 2017 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 07 AUG (NAMPA) – Members of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) met in Windhoek on Saturday to finalise the drafting of the football body’s new constitution.
This followed a previous meeting on 22 July 2017 which discussed possible changes to the draft constitution.
A media statement issued by the NPL on Monday said the new constitution, once approved, will guide the work of the league.
The NPL further announced that delegates from member clubs adopted the draft constitution as well as rules and regulations which are now ready for approval by the NPL Board of Governors.
At the same meeting, delegates agreed to convene a Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, where the constitution and rules and regulations will be approved before being submitted to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Executive Committee for ratification and endorsement.
The same meeting will also decide the way forward for the NPL with regards to when the congress is to endorse the new constitution and rules and regulations, and when the new leadership will be elected.
The start of the league will also be decided at the same meeting.
Two International Federation of Football Associations representatives, Sebastian Neuf and Nic Coward were on hand to help with the discussions.
Delegates also discussed club licensing matters.
The statement said the meeting decided to seek an audience with the NFA to discuss various issues of mutual interest.
The NPL has been beset by problems, following the expiry of the sponsorship agreement with Mobile Telecommunications Limited in May 2016.
Then NPL Chairperson Johnny Doeseb and the rest of the Board of Governors resigned in the meantime, leading to a failure to start the league since then.