Stars Report NPL for Misconduct

African Stars on Friday lodged a complaint of misconduct with the Namibia Football Association against the Namibia Premier League.

Stars chairman Sidney Martin confirmed to The Namibian Sport that the club submitted a protest with the NFA, in which they complained that the NPL contravened its own constitution as well as the NFA Statutes and NFA Rules, which represents misconduct.

Additionally, Stars want the NPL investigated for various actions of prejudice against the club, precipitated by an ‘illegal’ two year suspension by the league governing body.

That ban, which extended to Martin and Stars executive Clint Dauti, was reversed by the NFA Appeals Committee on Wednesday, prompting the club to open another chapter in its prolonged fight with the NPL.

Stars also claim that the NPL has “caused the game to come into disrepute” not only through their violation of football regulations, but also through repeated statements made in the media to justify their ‘misinformed cause.

The latest protest also requests that NPL chairman Johnny Doeseb be called to order for his role in the persecution of the club.

Doeseb, who in June announced he would stand for re-election, is said to be contemplating quitting his post at the NPL Elective AGM on Saturday, 30 August.

His purported impending exit is said to be as a direct result of the embarrassing findings by the Appeals Committee, which painted a picture of incompetence, abuse of power and misrepresentation of general football disciplinary procedure.

Source : The Namibian

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