Young Chiefs coach released without charge

13 Mar 2018 17:00pm
OSHAKATI, 13 MAR (NAMPA) – The coach of Oshakati-based Young Chiefs Football Club, Fillemon Angula who was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting one of his players, was released on Monday without charge.
Angula confirmed his release in a telephonic interview with Nampa on Tuesday, saying the complainant withdrew the case.
“He knows he is at fault. Therefore, he has decided to withdraw the case even before it is taken to court,” replied Angula.
He was arrested on Sunday while his team was taking on visiting African Stars in a Namibia Premier League game at the Oshakati Independence Stadium.
It is alleged that he assaulted Efraim Phimbie Wilbard, following a confrontation they had during a friendly match on Thursday between Young Chiefs and another local team, Ongwediva City, at the same stadium.
Wilbard reportedly opened a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm against Angula for allegedly kicking him in the face.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Wilbard said he indeed withdrew the case.
“I dropped the case because of the love of the team (Young Chiefs),” Wilbard responded, when asked why he withdrew the case.
Oshana Namibian Police Crime Investigations Coordinator, Hilja Haipumbu maintained that Angula’s case was not registered on the daily crime report, possibly because it was common assault.
Angula capped twice and scored once for the Namibia national football team.