Sports

Namibian National Sports Appeals Committee gives chance for two soccer leagues.


   WINDHOEK, March 25  -- Namibian National Sports Appeals Committee on Thursday set to rescind a decision by the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) not to grant the Namibia Premier League (NPL) a license to operate a football league independent of the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
   The decision means the NPL, which was expelled from NFA structures to pave the way for a soccer league managed by the Namibian soccer mother body, can consummate their own league, creating a scenario where the southwest African country will have two soccer leagues.
   NFA president Ranga Haikali announced a few months ago that NPL was expelled from any affiliation with the mother body and created a separate league under their watch.
   According to the decision, the committee found the NSC's decision to be unlawful and contravening the sports act.
   The NSC has been given 30 days (until Apr. 30, 2021) to review and correct its earlier decision. Xinhua