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Social League Keeps Players Playing

SOCIAL league Managing Director Wendelinus Tibinyane has appealed for sponsorship as well as media coverage for the league.

The league started by retired players in 2001 features players from both small businesses and big companies around Windhoek.

The funds the league generates are inadequate to sustain its expenses and Tibinyane has had to dig deep into his own pockets to pay for running the league. 

He emphasised the important role the social league plays in rehabilitating players in Namibia.

“The social league is not just there for retired players as the NFA seems to think, but players from the premier league who have lost their form join the teams in the social league and most of them regain form and go back to the premier league,” Tibinyane said.

He said that he had approached NFA representatives for assistance, but so far, they had shown no interest in supporting the league.

“The NFA thinks the social league is for retired players, but they are totally wrong about that. We have done a great deal of work to keep great players alive and playing, so they should take us into consideration and help us make Namibian soccer grow,” he added. 

He is not happy with the way the media conducts itself when it comes to reporting sport.

“The media is not fair when it comes to reporting grassroots football, because they only focus on the premier league.

“Not even the second division enjoys the coverage and if they have to report on any other sport like netball, the story is just a short footnote which is unfair,” fumed Tibinyane. 

He called on sponsors to come on board and help the financially limping social league.

“We urge sponsors to come on board and help us with funds in order to allow the social league to expand to other regions in the country.

“I have spent N$20,000 a year just to pay for the fields and referees. The ideal sponsors would preferably be in medical aid services, because that will benefit players and the companies in certain ways,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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