NPL sponsors welcome CEO appointment

03 Apr 2019 16:00pm
By Marco Ndlovu
WINDHOEK, 03 APR (NAMPA) – Namibia Premier League (NPL) sponsors, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) and First National Bank (FNB) Namibia have reacted positively to the news of the appointment of a chief executive officer and public relations and marketing officer by the league.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo said the appointments were a step in the right direction.
“It is our hope that the addition of these two new NPL staff will make the MTC NPL more effective and marketable and importantly, bring back the love of the game to the fans and we wish them all the best,” Ekandjo said.
Gordon Pokolo, the manager for sponsorships at FNB Namibia, said as co-sponsors, they are happy with the development as this was part of the deal between the league and the sponsors.
“This will create some stability and direction within the NPL as to where they are heading. It is a good move that was needed a long time ago. They initially came with a proposal and they included the CEO’s salary and that was part of the agreement,” he explained.
Pokolo added that he also understands why the league employed the CEO and PRO for a period of one year, as the agreement between MTC, FNB and NPL is expected to end next year.
The NPL officially announced the appointment of Harald Fuelle as CEO and Andre Gariseb as PRO at a press conference in Windhoek on Wednesday.
NPL chairperson, Patrick Kauta said they had given the two a number of key performance areas, which will be monitored quarterly.
The CEO’s mandate will be to see to it that the league is established as the best organised football league in the country; to be transparent and accountable and trusted by all stakeholders.
The PRO will develop a marketing and communications strategy, establish and strengthen relations with various stakeholders and manage operations of the league events, including corporate, tournaments and special events.