NPL and FIFA NC stalemate drags on

The stalemate between the Namibia Premier League (NPL) and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Normalisation Committee has taken another twist after the later turned down an invitation to a meeting on Tuesday.

This follows an invitation extended to the NPL by the NC and copied to the Ministry of Sport Youth and National Service, Namibia Sports Commission, all football stakeholders well as the Director of Member Associations for Africa and the Caribbean at FIFA Veron Mosenga-Omba and Confederation of African Football President Ahamed Ahamed.

According to the letter seen by Nampa, the NC said the purpose f the meeting was to unlock the stand-off related to the issue of relegation and promotion of teams in the various leagues countrywide.

The NC says it also called for the meeting because it was concerned by the NPL's silence over its suspension ON 02 October for persistent and continued disregard and violation of directives issued by the NFA.

The NPL on Sunday hit back at the NFA/NC saying the suspension was not conditional on upon a meeting between the two parties.

The league further says the suspension must be lifted first before the two parties can sit on the table as the suspension clearly states that there will be no sporting merit from the NPL side while they are on suspension.

We further note that the NC wants to discuss the issue of relegation and promotion, this matter was discussed at the NPL Board of Governors meeting 19 September, the letter continues.

It further states that the NC must furnish the NPL with the rules of promotion and relegation for the 2019/20 season as they are still envisaging the start of the league by o1 November.

The NL concluded its letter by saying if the NC does not comply with the above directives from the league, they will launch a court case and sue individual members of the NC.

Source: Namibia Press Agency