Factions haunt the Oshana football leadership

08 May 2018 09:40am
ONGWEDIVA, 08 MAY (NAMPA) – A faction of football managers led by Phillip Dala has been attempting to dethrone the Oshana regional football executive committee (exco) under Beatus Nandago as the chairperson since last month.
This follows a consultative meeting held at the Oshakati Senior Secondary School on 21 April 2018, and managers from 10 of the 12 affiliated clubs reportedly attended.
The clubs are Foxy Senior, Poison Arrows, Oshakati United, Young Brave, African United, Oshakati City, Khuse, Onelago United, Pescanova and Vietnam Rangers.
Dala told Nampa recently he was elected during that meeting to serve as chairperson of an interim Oshana regional football executive committee after participants in the said meeting decided to overthrow the Nandago-led exco.
A letter issued on 23 April and addressed to Nandago, which is in possession of Nampa, referred to Andreas Amesho (vice-chairperson), Gabriel Linus (treasurer), Petrus Hauwanga (member), Ibrahim Ibrahim (member), Simeon Nghitumu (member) and Vilho Kalimba (member) as members of the interim exco.
“You (Nandago) and the executive members failed to attend the meeting, which was asked by the clubs, without any reason,” read the letter.
It further stated that Nandago and his exco were given notification in writing to attend the meeting, and participants deemed the Nandago-led exco has no sense of concern with club issues and deserve a removal.
Dala said the consultative meeting had three agenda items: feedback on the regional chairpersons meeting held during this year’s The Namibian Newspaper Cup in the Zambezi Region; financial report of Oshana Football League; and the upcoming Namibia Football Association presidential election.
“His (Nandago) absence at the meeting without a valid excuse has left us without an alternative than just to call for him and his exco to leave the office,” Dala narrated.
Approached for comment, Nandago described the consultative meeting invalid and an unconstitutional platform.
Nandago pointed out that Dala and all of them who convened the said meeting, have no mandate from the clubs affiliated to the Oshana football league to come together to discuss regional football affairs.
“We remain the legitimate exco to administer football in our region and appeal to our affiliates not to be associated with elements which are attempting to confuse our members for reasons only known to them,” Nandago stated.