Key decisions helped in shaping our financial situation - Muller

Key decisions helped in shaping our financial situation - Muller

The CEO of Cricket Namibia, Johan Muller, said that the association's sound financial position has been made possible due to some key strategic decisions, team work and support from the Board.
Cricket Namibia, like many other Namibian sports federations, has seen tough times on the financial front, but Chief Johan Muller believes that since the current board took over in 2018 things have been looking up.
While the Senior National team has been performing on the field, having acquired ODI status and subsequently qualifying for the T20 Cricket World Cup, it is the behind-the-scenes work put in by the CEO's office and his staff members that has made the difference.
They are making sure that they achieve their financial goals and Muller says they are pleased with the unwavering support from the board.
With financial success in both accounting and cash profits for the 2019 financial year, Cricket Namibia also paid back N$ 4.5 million to its creditors.
“One of the strategic decision was to decide on what we spend that income for and it was a clear strategic decision that we are going pay back our creditors. I think a solid business concept is that you cannot owe people money and still do business on the other side. Besides that a big cut in terms of operational expenses more so to make sure that your money actually gets worth it's supposed to get” Muller said.
Muller said they had to take key strategic business decisions to steer Cricket Namibia on the road to financial success on and off the field.
As much as this is a significant achievement by Cricket Namibia, Muller told nbc sport that any sport code can achieve this and that they are happy to collaborate with others.
“We will be open to work with any sporting code, if we can assist them and I promise you we will learn from most of them as well in that conversation. Something we value highly is to train our staff to deliver better products. We would like to work with every single stakeholder that's part of Cricket Namibia” he added.
He added that Cricket Namibia is proud of how it has dealt with its finances both in systematically settling debts and in attracting new sponsors.
According to Muller, they are continuously looking for ways to improve.