Kauta to lead NPL

02 Sep 2017 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 02 SEP (NAMPA) – Prominent lawyer and African Stars chairperson, Patrick Kauta will lead the new executive committee of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) that was elected Saturday.
Kauta will serve as chairperson and will be deputised by Black Africa chairperson, Boni Paulino. Both were elected unopposed at the extra ordinary elective congress in Windhoek.
The other members are Peter Nakurua (Tura Magic), Victor Hamunyela (Civics), Gabriel Tjombe (Eleven Arrows), Marley Ngarizemo (Young Africa) and Thomas Shapi (Rundu Chiefs).
Kauta takes over from Blue Waters’ representative Franco Cosmos, who was appointed as the interim chairperson in February this year after the resignation of NPL chairperson Johnny ‘JJD’ Doeseb following infighting within the football fraternity and lack of sponsorship to run the league.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA), however, did not recognise the interim committee, and in April this year appointed an ad-hoc committee to organise the league’s elective congress.
Speaking to Nampa on Saturday, League Administrator Tovey Hoebeb said the executive committee will spearhead the start of the league which has been inactive since May 2016.
“It’s too early to start talking about the start of the league but the exco members will meet on Tuesday to outline the way forward,” he said.