REHOBOTH, 11 MAY – Administration is one of the challenges ||Kharas Second Division football league face to carry out functions and responsibilities essential to the achievement and establishment of goals through associated efforts.
Chairperson of the League Isak Fredericks in an in-depth interview with Nampa on Thursday said his region is currently performing below par administratively due to lack of qualified hands with sound administrative fundamentals.
“We need to seriously examine and evaluate the patterns of administration and management in the promotion and development of the game, and of strengthening our clubs and association. I therefore strongly encourage our affiliated teams to focus on administration and management in order to help the association achieve its goals,” Fredericks remarked.
He said in terms of finances, the league is not well positioned, which is a huge challenge to further develop and promote football and execute tasks of developing facilities and strengthening clubs and associations.
“The major focus should be to establish an association that is financially stable, respected, offers a quality experience to its stakeholders and one that has formed strong partnership with all member clubs, local clubs, associations, corporate partners, the football federation and all levels of government,” he remarked.
Fredericks said there is a need to pave the way for the association to address poor governance of football in the region assume responsibility for all regional teams and the development of a plan, spanning five to 10 years that will focus on regional team preparations for major events.
“We need to look at merging the two streams into one league for proper planning and timeous completion of matches, get more women involve in the football affairs of the region and create a platform to promote our regions’ football through marketing strategies,” Fredericks noted
Fredericks said the region should also look at future developments such as consolidating the regional and local structures of football in order to take the agenda forward and develop a shared policy framework that will guide the work of civil society, organizations working in sports and government and one that will serve as a basis for engagement with the private sector.
“We aim to put in place a comprehensive training program that focuses on building technical, managerial, administrative, refereeing and coaching skills and also ensure that school football leagues at different age structures are put in place and learners are engaged in developing them.
The league consists of the Inland and Coastal streams, which are both comprised of 10 teams.