22 SPORT Monday, June 19 2017 | NEW ERA Future stars… Hosts DTS claimed gold medal in the Under-11 age group. Photo: Contributed Juniors grill each other in football tourney Staff Reporter Windhoek Fair Competition, Prosperous Economy SENIOR MANAGERIAL RECRUITMENT: DIRECTOR: MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (5 YEAR CONTRACT) Job purpose: The Competition Commission is a Public Enterprise, mandated to safeguard and promote competition in the Namibian market. Reporting to the CEO, the Director: Mergers and Acquisitions shall be responsible to ensure effective enforcement of Chapter 4 of the Competition Act though overseeing the analysis, investigation, research and review of mergers and acquisitions, in order to determine the impact thereof on competition in the market place, and make recommendations to the CEO. The Director shall be responsible to implement the Directorate Business Plan as agreed with the CEO, and to translate the aims and strategies into measureable objectives for the Directorate and provide leadership that will enable the latter to achieve the Commission’s mandate. The Commission therefore wants to recruit a person with a high level of integrity, accountability and responsibility who is performance driven to serve in this position. Key Responsibilities: • Supervise investigation and analysis of competitive effects of mergers in terms of Chapter 4 of the Competition Act. • Supervise the compilation of reports on merger trends in priority sectors or related competition law and policy matters. • Provide advisory opinions on proposed mergers. • Ensure compliance with set merger conditions. • Oversee the compilation of the quarterly report; and formulate and review policies, procedures and internal guidelines relevant to mergers and acquisitions. • Ensure full line management accountability for directly reporting staff. Minimum Qualifications and Experience: • A Masters degree in Economics; or • A Post Graduate qualification in Economics or Competition Law/Policy. A law qualification will be an added advantage. • At least 8 years work experience in the fields of economics and/or commercial law, preferably in a regulatory environment, with at least 5 years at managerial level. • Experience in leading a diverse team. • The applicant should display a good balance between industry and economic insight, and management of relationships at a high level. • Working relationship with commercial law firms. • Exposure to litigation will be an advantage. Knowledge: • Good understanding of regulated markets and industries. • Good understanding of the Government’s key economic agenda. • Understanding and interpretation and application of laws. Skills and Key Competencies Required: • Leadership – be able to lead a team of professionals • Direct and provide vision for the unit • Financial literacy • Good understanding of regulatory processes/procedures • Relationship building • Conflict diffusion skills • Analytical thinking • Verbal communication skills and Presentation skills • Research/investigative competencies • Computer Literacy • Report writing skills Remuneration: The Commission offers a total cost to company package in line with the Public Enterprises Remuneration Directives. Application Procedure: Interested candidates should forward their resumes and transcripts of educational qualifications in a closed envelop, which should include three contactable references in strictest confidence marked as follows: To: The CEO: Namibian Competition Commission Application for the post of Director: Mergers and Acquisitions Attention: Mr. Gideon //Garoeb; Director: Corporate Service Namibian Competition Commission, M-Floor, 269 BPI House, Independence Avenue (for hand deliveries) PO Box 2104, Windhoek, Tel: (061) 224622 Closing date: 14 July 2017 The advert has minimum requirements listed. The Commission reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short listing. Applications who do not receive any response within six weeks after the closing date should accept that their applications were not considered favourably. Preference will be given to Namibian citizens. The Commission regrets it cannot return documents. DTS hosted a successful Youth Football Tournament in Windhoek recently with a total of 50 entrants competing in five different age groups. Ten clubs and schools from Swakopmund and Otjiwarongo took part in the gathering at the DTS Indoor complex under Futsal rules. Hosts DTS clinched the Under 11 title in a tightly contested final against Swakopmund, which ended 1-all. The result had to be decided via the dreaded penalty shootout. The visitors lost 6-5 and had to be satisfied with the silver medal with pre tournament favourites Ramblers, who went down 1-0 against DTS in the semi final having to be satisfied with a bronze medal. Newcomers Athletic Club Football Academy surprised friend and foe alike, as the new kid on the block dominated the Under-9 age group, hammering Imawida Pikininis by 9 unanswered goals in a one-sided final. A fiercely contested encounter ensued between Rammies and Falcons that saw the Tuncshell Street Boys coming out tops 4-3 to claim bronze medal. The Under-7 age group was dominated by SKW as the fired up ‘Imawida’ went unbeaten during the group stages up to the final, leaving hosts DTS and Ramblers in 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. In the Under-13 age group, three Ramblers teams finished in the top four bracket, claiming gold and silver, with the visiting Swakopmund FC picking up the pieces with a 3rd place finish. Ramblers clinched gold medal in the Under-15 age group division, dispatching eternal rivals SKW 3-2 in a nail-biting final. Rammies’ second strings (B-Team) returned the compliment to big brother with a 3rd place finish in the same age group category.
Monday, June 19 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 Welwitschias stumble against the mighty Pumas Staff Reporter Windhoek Namibia’s second strings rugby team, t h e Wi n d h o e k Draught Welwitschias were taught another rugby lesson by the visiting Steval Pumas. The Namibian amateurs could just not sustain the onslaught by the visitors, who kicked off the penultimate round of the maiden edition of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge against the seriously depleted hosts at Hage Geingob Stadium in the Namibian capital on Saturday. With 11 players away on international duty at the ongoing Nations Cup, the hosts took the field having used a total of 40 players during this building phase for the union. The visitors started on the front foot, giving the ball a lot of air and running challenging lines. The hosts were committed to their first-time tackles and managed to contain the men from Mbombela until a lineout error in the 10th minute allowed Emile Temperman to open the scoring with a try. Kobus Marais converted (0-7). Four minutes later, JP Lewis scored the 2nd after breaking on the blind side following a strong Puma scrum. Marais duly obliged when he goaled the conversion (0-14). The Pumas continued to pile on the pressure for the next 10 minutes, but several handling errors helped the Namibians keep the score line respectable until Carel Greeff wrestled his way over the line after a strong drive by the forwards for the team’s third try. Marais was again on the mark (0-21). Despite shipping 21 points in almost as many minutes, the hosts made it clear they came to play and kept their more fancied opponents’ scoreless for the remainder of the first half. Halftime score 0-21. After their traditional shirt-change at halftime, the Photo: Uwe Neustadt/Pumas No easy walkover… Tazz Fuzani had a great game of defense in Saturday’s clash against the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias at Hage Geingob stadium in Windhoek. Pumas started the 2nd half in very much the same way as they started the game, with only resolute defense from the Namibians denying two threatening attacks in the first five minutes, before Francois Kleynhans scored another well-worked forward try. Sias Ebersohn converted (0-28). Eventually, after almost 20 minutes into the 2nd half action, the hosts’ discipline in the lineout let them badly down. From the resulting shortarm penalty, the visitors opted for the scrum and set the scene for Greeff’s 2nd try of the match, with Ebersohn returning the compliment from the resultant conversion (0-35). Five minutes later, the hosts would cross the whitewash, only to be called back for an offside infringement, but moments after this disappointment their ongoing pressure resulted in a penalty, ably goaled by skipper Winmar Rust (3-35). However, the Pumas went on the attack from the restart, but a last-gasp turn-over allowed Namibian Dirk von Weidts to score a runaway try bringing the crowd to their feet. The touchline conversion was a step too far for Rust (8-35). Janie Stander rounded off some sustained pressure by the visitors and scored a try on the final whistle. Ebersohn did the necessary for a final score of 8-42. Scorers: Windhoek Draught Welwitschias: Tries: Dirk von Weidts (1) Penalties: Winmar Rust (1) Steval Pumas: Tries: Emile Temperman (1), JP Loots (1), Carel Greeff (2), Francois Kleinhans (1), Jannie Stander (1) Conversions: Kobus Marais (3), Sias Ebersohn (3) New twist in MTC/NPL sponsorship saga Carlos Kambaekwa Windhoek The marathon sponsorship negotiations between the beleaguered topflight football league, the Namibia Premiership (NPL), and its principal financial backer, MTC, has taken another dramatic turn. New Era Sport is in possession of a letter addressed to the NPL Board of Governors (BoG), which makes reference to earlier negotiations held with various committees of the domestic elite football league. “MTC will resume negotiations once the BoG has appointed a legally constituted management committee (MC) to represent it in terms of its constitution,” reads the letter in part. The letter, dated June 12, signed by MTC acting chief executive officer (CEO) Thinus Smit, also requests that any media coverage on the matter be handled with utmost care and kept to a minimum until both parties agree to media announcements. … NFA committee cold-shouldered On a tightrope… Black Africa FC strongman Ranga Haikali (left) is believed to have a big say in the ongoing sponsorship negotiations between the Namibia Premier League authorities and would-be sponsors MTC. Contacted for comment, Smit insisted that questions be put in writing, to which request New Era Sport duly obliged. Sadly, that was the last communication from his office, as Smit failed to respond to the questions sent, as requested by him, and did not answer any follow-up calls. The following questions were put to him: (1) Based on the content, it now appears that MTC does not recognise the newly appointed NFA ad hoc committee. (2) Has MTC now taken sides when it comes to individual football politics? (3) Is it true that certain members of the NPL interim committee have captured certain board members not to release funds to the NFA ad hoc committee? (4) Does this now mean MTC has reneged on its earlier commitment made at State House last month and made a sudden U-turn? (5) The MTC chairman was once quoted saying MTC was in the final stages of finalising the sponsorship deal with the NPL IC, members he described as people of high integrity. Does this change of heart mean that these members no longer have integrity and does it mean MTC defies the same endorsement given by the National Sports Commission (NSC) that the NFA ad hoc committee was legitimate? Lastly, does MTC commit itself that it will guarantee the sponsorship once a new leadership is elected, since the letter written to the NPL BoG is frankly too vague, irrespective who gets elected as new leaders?