Young Chiefs coach not charged

12 Mar 2018 22:00pm
OSHAKATI, 12 MAR (NAMPA) – The coach of Oshakati-based Young Chiefs Football Club (FC), Fillemon ‘Kas-Kas’ Angula, who was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting one of his players, remained not charged as of Monday afternoon.
Angula was arrested on Sunday, while his team was taking on visiting African Stars in a Namibia Premier League (NPL) game held at the Oshakati Independence Stadium.
It is alleged that Angula assaulted Efraim Phimbie Wilbard, following a confrontation between the two during a friendly match held on Thursday between Young Chiefs and another local team, Ongwediva City FC, also at Oshakati Independence Stadium.
It was understood during the arrest that Wilbard had opened a case of assault against Angula.
Chairperson of Young Chiefs, Elago Amuthenu, confirmed to Nampa on Monday both Angula’s arrest and the said confrontation.
Amuthenu said he heard Wilbard’s insults while on the pitch, but did not witness the confrontation between the two after the Thursday match.
“I left the stadium as the lights at the stadium went off. Therefore, I cannot tell you what actually happened during their confrontation,” said Amuthenu.
Approached for comment Monday, Namibian Police Crime Investigations Coordinator for Oshana, Deputy Commissioner Hilja Haipumbu could not confirm or deny Angula’s arrest.
“That case is not yet on the crime report for today,” Haipumbu replied, promising to get further information from the officers who were on duty over the weekend.
Reliable sources at the Oshakati police station informed Nampa Monday evening that Angula was still being detained there.