Kauta rubbishes reports that NPL sponsors want to quit

Kauta rubbishes reports that NPL sponsors want to quit

Namibia Premier League Chairperson Patrick Kauta has rubbished claims that NPL sponsors want to pull the plug, if the agreement conditions are not met.
Media reports claimed that the Namibia Premier League might face another predicament after the league sponsors have allegedly threatened not to continue with the relationship, if NPL administrators are not sticking to their agreement.
The NPL kicked off on the 20th of October 2017, which is when most teams concluded their first round of matches.
The teams were scheduled to start with the second round in early February 2018, according to the contract.
Sources close to the Premier League office, told NBC Sport Desk that the sponsors and the league also agreed for the first division leagues to start within three months after the NPL kick-off.
NBC Sport Desk has it on record that the sponsors instructed league bosses to find sponsorship for the first division leagues.
Three months down the line, there is however no clear sign, as to when the first division will resume.
Nbc has learned from a reliable source that the NPL sponsors have written letters to the NPL to inquire on the matter, but they seemingly did not get any response.
It’s also NBC Sport Desk’s understanding that NPL sponsors might refuse to release the clubs' monthly grants, ahead of the second leg of matches.
In response to the allegations, NPL Chairperson Patrick Kauta said that there is no truth in those reports and that the league’s second round of matches will resume on the 14th of February.
Kauta could, however, not divulge information as to when the first division will kick off.
Attempts to get comment from the sponsorship representatives were unsuccessful.
The Namibia Premier League kicked off four months ago, after the league had been non-active for over a year and a half.