NPL adopts new constitution, sets election date

25 Aug 2017 08:00am
WINDHOEK, 25 AUG (NAMPA) – The Namibian Premier League (NPL) has adopted a new constitution after an Extra Ordinary General Assembly held in Windhoek on Wednesday.
Members were unanimous in its adoption.
In a brief media statement on Thursday, NPL said the same meeting also adopted the manual on Rules and Regulations for the 2017 season, and members agreed to hold their Elective Congress on 02 September 2017 to elect a new chairperson and executive committee.
The same congress will also decide when the league will kick off.
Arrangements for the nomination of candidates have been put in motion, including the appointment of an independent electoral officer to oversee and ensure that the election process is free from undue influence.
The NPL has been in disarray following the end of the Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) sponsorship in May 2016.
This led to the resignation of Johnny Doeseb as chairperson of the NPL and his whole management committee.
In May, the NPL announced that the league will kick off following President Hage Geingob’s intervention. The President directed the Namibia Sports Commission to set up a two-member committee responsible for finding ways to solve the impasse amongst the clubs.
The league however still failed to kick-off, as clubs requested more time for pre-season.