NPL do not want to negotiate in good faith - Haikali

NPL do not want to negotiate in good faith - Haikali

Namibia Football Association President Ranga Haikali said attempts to negotiate and get Football started will not be successful if the opposite party is not doing things in good faith.
Haikali explained he was disappointed by the actions of Namibia Premier League Chief Executive Offer Harald Fuller after he approached him regarding developments in Namibian Football.
Top-flight football in the country hasn't really been affected by the National State of Emergency declaration, as the Namibia Premier League, as well as the First and Second Divisions were not active at the time the directive was given.
Leaders in the sport code are, however, still at each others' throats with endless dispute letters and court hearings being the norm.
The appointment of Ranga Haikali as the new NFA president gave new hope to many in Football, who were thinking that finally there was a light at the end of the tunnel.
But the new NFA President is already facing persistent challenges.
Haikali revealed to NBC sport that he was disappointed by the NPL Chief, whom he asked for a meeting to resolve the matter upon his appointment as president.
"During my familiarizing tour at the NFA Football House, I approached NPL and asked them to meet and resolve the matter and the next thing I read in the newspaper is they are ready to talk, but they are not going to be bullied during the negotiations. This was very disappointing when you try to meet in good faith and you get sweeping statements" Haikali said.
Namibia Premier League CEO Harald Fuller explained his actions.
"Yes, I met Ranga Haikali during his introductory tour of the Football House, Yes I made a statement to the media that NPL will not be bullied in the negotiations, but that does not mean that we are not going to have the negotiations. We must be all level headed, if we want the negotiations to work" Fuller said.
Haikali said that the NFA football house is currently closed because they do not carry out essential work, as per the directives of the Head of State.
The 51-year-old added that the Association's executive will use modern technology to meet if there are urgent matters to be resolved, but that no major decisions will be taken during this period.
However, Haikali promised that the first executive meeting will look into the appointment of the Brave Warriors coach, the Technical Director and the Secretary-General.
For now, the new NFA President has to deal with several cases through the Court of Arbitration for Sports against his Association, if they do not manage to resolve these matters out of court.