Intrigue at Hamburg Football Verband: Coalition´s plans to kick NCG FC ( A predominantly Africans Football Club) out of the Hamburg football league intensifies
Africans are not organize, they are chaotic and they are badly behaved. This is a typical stereotype prejudice against many Africans in Germany. This attitude, especially from some Germans who are only exposed to only one particular way of behavior or doing things and who tried to use their own limited standard to judge everybody and everything around them. This is a dangerous form of racism, if people cannot accept that people from other culture can be loud without being aggressive, gesticulate and make body contact without any intention of violence, or just smile or laugh when you expected them to be crying.
In the last days of the league, to be exert three matches to the end of the league that will almost certainly see NCG FC a multicultural, multi-ethnic international football club with players from Nigeria, Ghana and Togo with a German Coach and mixed fans group of Germans, football lovers, although predominantly people form Africa. Intrigue, discrimination and racist tendencies normally seen in films or read in books are raising their ugly heads for what most fans described as madness.
By simple calculation, with 3 outstanding matches for NCG FC, which they are likely to win they will have a total of 63 points and top the league or second even if all the other team in the top 5 wines their matches and that is where the trouble is. The Coalition against NCG Football Club Hamburg promotion to the next higher league has intensifies their efforts to deny NCG FC Hamburg this victory, ironically outside the football field rather with malicious, frivolous, baseless and trump up charges in the sports court asking the court to withdraw their points or suspends them from the league. If this happens, the immediate beneficiary of this will be; Farmsener TV, who is leading the alliance, Juventude and FC Kurdistan Welat II are the three main club behind this intrigue. Also in such an event, ASV Hamburg and Barsbuttel all pro “German/European organized team” in the wish of the alliance, who could also benefit because so far none is guaranteed of 1st position and eventual promotion considering how tight the table is.
NCG FC recent trouble started on the Good Friday, 6th April 2012 with the match against Juventude. The referee Mr. Gün Mazlum, funny enough also a player of Kurdistan Welat II (FC Kurdistan Welat II, 5th on the table) stopped a match at 76th Minutes, citing provocation from NCG FC Fan block as reasons, and claimed that he was push as he came to the fan block to request for calm. This the NCG FC denied. A chat with the Director of Sport of NCG FC Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, who is incidentally one of the African representative and the speaker of Anti-discrimination of Hamburg Senate Integration Council, gave a different picture. Firstly he condemned any form or unruly behaviors on the football fields and disassociate himself and NCG FC from any fan that takes the law into his hand. He had also apologized to the referee both on the day of the match and through his official media clarification in sport Nord, if the referee has in anyway felt threaten by the behavior of one of their fans. However, he stated that he was at the match and have no slightest doubt about the physical safety of the referee from NCG FC fans, he has labored to explain that people should differentiate between emotional engagement associated with football especially amounts the African fans and that of aggression. According to the Sport Director, NCG FC is just three matched to end the season and no referee till date have lodge any official complain about his safety on the account of the behavior of the team or its fans. Why now? Why the issues of aggression and poor documentation and the use of unregistered player Just three match to becoming the potential champion, he asked. More over one person do not win a football game, it a team that wins football game. What he experienced on that day according to him was purr emotion and not aggression. Moreover he has pledge to work with Hamburg Football verband to improving any areas that needed to be improved. Since this incident, the sport verband have showed up in 2 of NCG games to the end, checked the players permit and also there official identification before the start of each game and also during the half time and they were given a clean sheet. This seems to mean nothing to the alliance who only goal is to prevent NCG FC form getting promoted to the next league.
While NCG FC was lucky on this, they were not so lucky on the case with Juventude. They were asked to produce the alleged fan(s) that push and insulted the referees or faces disband. The argument that it will be impossible to produce a fan without a name or proper identification fell also on the Verband deaf ear. For now the coalition against NCG Football Club promotion to the next higher league seems to be having an upper hand and the call to through away all “foreign team” in Hamburg football league, especially those with majority of Africans is about to be fulfilled.
Chris Ono, AH-Magazine Sports