NPL suspension case at CAS might take longer than expected

NPL suspension case at CAS might take longer than expected

The suspension of the Namibia Premier League by the Namibia Football Association case, which is being handled by the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland, might take longer than anticipated, after league opted to apply for legal aid for the case to continue.
The Court of Arbitration for Sports has confirmed in a letter that they have indeed received an application for legal aid from the Namibia Premier League and that such a request has been forwarded to CAS' Legal Aid Commission for consideration.
Legal Analyst Steven Ndorokaze outlines the technicalities of this case.
“There are basically two things the court will look at. Number one is to establish whether the NPL is not in a position to pay on their own and second one, is to proof whether the case has merit to continue or not” Ndorokaze said.
This latest development in the case means that the deadline given by CAS to NPL to pay the advance fee that was required to be paid this coming Friday for the case to continue will be suspended.
Meanwhile, eight Namibia Premier League teams have written a combined letter to the NFA, in which they
expressed their dissatisfaction with the way the NPL Executive have been handling this matter.
The disgruntled teams even threatened to resign from the NPL.
These teams are Orlando Pirates, Civics, Young African, Blue Waters, Julinho Sporting, Civics, Tigers and Mighty Gunners.
“In the letter they are asking the NFA to be given elite status, but the NPL constitution is clear that the NPL is the only elite league affiliated to the mother body” he stressed.
Approached for comment, the NPL hierachy refused to respond to the move by the teams as they did not receive a formal letter from the teams yet.