Ekandjo calls on corporates to set differences aside for sports

17 Jun 2019 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 17 JUN (NAMPA) – Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo says if sport is to develop in the country, corporate Namibia must put their difference aside.
Ekandjo, who has previously called on corporate Namibia to invest in sport, said this during the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) awards ceremony held in the capital over the weekend.
“Instead of promoting the game of football all we do as corporate Namibia is fight each other, but the time has come for us to work together for the best interest of sport. We are now extending a warm welcome to other mobile companies and banks to play their part in growing sport in the country,” said Ekandjo.
He reiterated that more sponsors are needed in football since the first and second division leagues are struggling with finances.
Ekandjo also called on the football family to stop fighting each other as their infights are bringing a bad name to the game.
“Nobody can market a controversial brand, as you can see at the moment we are embarrassingly represented by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) normalisation committee because the football administrators are busy fighting each other,” he continued.
He stated that as league sponsor they will work hand in hand with the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to broadcast at least one premier league match per week during the 2019/20 MTC NPL season.
“MTC and NBC have made huge investments in purchasing equipment that will be used to broadcast games next season; all those details will be released soon. Secondly, as sponsors we will run a survey to see why our stadiums are always empty as if fans are banned from entering these football fields,” Ekandjo said.