Kauta calls on normalisation committee to set congress date

17 Jun 2019 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 17 JUN (NAMPA) – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) chairperson Patrick Kauta has called on the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) normalisation committee to set a date for the congress to allow the football community to select their leadership.
The chairperson of the country’s elite league said this during the 2018/19 MTC NPL awards ceremony that was held here over the weekend, proposing that the committee should come up with a date in two weeks.
“We hope the normalisation committee will not become a permanent committee that has not been selected by the football people,” Kauta stated.
He said a leader vacuum creates policy uncertainties as well as the same chaos that thus far caused Namibian football to deviate and therefore, people and corporate Namibia cannot expect to have a product when there is a leadership debacle.
Kauta also called on football clubs to relook how they run their affairs, which in the end will help the football product.
“It starts with club management, it starts with getting supporters through the gates, it starts with clubs marketing themselves, you can’t be that functionally illiterate and expect to get a proper outcome,” he added.
The normalisation committee was appointed in January to run the Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s daily affairs; ensure that the members of the NFA whose executive committees are out of mandate organise and conduct the relevant elections; and once elections have been held at member level, to organise and conduct elections for a new NFA Executive Committee.
With their contract expiring in May without achieving the tasks assigned to them, the FIFA Bureau of the Council extended the mandate of the committee to 15 October 2019.
According to a statement by normalisation committee chairperson Hilda Basson-Namundjebo in May, the next phase of their contract extension will deliver the much-anticipated electoral congress, as well as the normalisation of the first and second division leagues and the finalisation of a firm policy framework to ensure corporate governance principles are adhered to.