Namibia Premier League to be delayed

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-30 03:27:30|Editor: yan
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WINDHOEK, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The much anticipated Namibia Premier League (NPL) season is set for a delay after the postponement of the Board of Govenors (BoG) and Annual Ordinary General meeting from August 31 to September 14.

This was announced in a media statement by Chief Executive Officer Harald Fuelle on Thursday.

One of the reasons to the postponement of the NPL which had been set to start in the beginning of September was the continue fighting between the NPL's chairman Patrick Kauta and the Namibia Football Association (NFA)'s FIFA Normalization Committee spearheaded by Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, regarding the number of clubs to take part in the MTC/NPL 2019/2020 season.

The NPL is made up of 16 clubs.

According to Kauta, Orlando Pirates who finished last season in 15th place, Civics in 14th place and Young African that was kicked out of the league for allowing a foreign player to forge his identification during the 2016/2017 season were all declared relegated to the first division.

However, the Normalization Committee argued that no team will be relegated because there was no first division last season.