Kauta not ruling out second term at NPL
PATRICK Kauta has said it is still too early for him to make a decision on whether he will stand again as chairperson of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) after his term comes to an end in September 2021. The NPL Board of Governors will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September, where a financial report is expected to tabled to the clubs and will also deliberate on the elective congress set for next year as well as the way forward for the NPL. Under the rules, the NPL can only hold its AGM once its suspension from the Namibia Football Association (NFA) is lifted. They were suspended from the soccer mother body last year for allegedly bringing local football into disrepute. In an interview with Confidente Sport Desk, Kauta would not confirm or deny whether he will be available for nomination. He was appointed NPL chairperson at an elective congress in September 2017, following the shock resignation of Johnny Doeseb in February that year. “The NPL chairmanship is only vacant in 22 months’ time. As such, you are asking me to speak to the future. I normally don’t run my life like that because the future is not guaranteed,” he said. Kauta has been on the receiving end of criticism from various quarters including sections of the football fraternity that blame him for the lull in local football, in particular the Premier League, with the court case against the NFA over the relegations and promotions issue at the centre of the argument.