Doëseb Congratulates Black Africa

MTC Namibia Premier League chairman Johnny Doeumlseb on Sunday heaped praise on Black Africa for winning a record fourth successive title.

Doeumlseb said BA’s “worthy and remarkable success” was the hallmark of a memorable NPL season. BA ended the interrupted campaign a point above closest challengers African Stars, who had their latest appeal, to have the result of their disputed match against second runner-up Orlando Pirates disregarded, dismissed.

“On behalf of the BOGs I offer my congratulations to the leadership of BA, the coaching staff, players and supporters of BA. Congratulations also to other teams who have competed tirelessly throughout the season,” Doeumlseb said in a statement to the media.

BA will receive their N$1 million prize money at the MTC NPL Awards ceremony, the date which will be announced in due course, Doeumlseb said.

While congratulating BA for their historic feat, Doeumlseb tried to pepper over cracks in the football body’s extensively documented troubles over the past season.

Having left his league administrator Josua Hoeumlbeb in the firing line for months, Doeumlseb, who described the 201314 season as having been “exhilarating and intriguing”, finally broke his silence to declare that the league had concluded amid the myriad of protests from Stars.

However, the outgoing NPL head appeared to be seeking public sympathy rather than own up for his organisations’ role in the protracted dispute with Stars.

“This has been a fantastic season from the beginning with a bit of challenges closer to the end of the season. As we congratulate and celebrate excellence by recognising the champions, it is befitting for us to equally celebrate and congratulate the sacrifices made by all those families and partners who allowed their husbands, sons and friends to participate in this league while they could have enjoyed time together,” said Doeumlseb, who also paid tribute to league sponsor MTC for sticking with the troubled body.

Source : The Namibian