REHOBOTH, 25 MAY – The North East Stream First Division will conclude the first leg of the campaign this weekend.
League chairperson Mpasi Haingura on Friday confirmed the Round 5 and 6 fixtures.
“We will finish with the first leg this coming weekend as we want to finish by middle June. The fight for relegation as well as to be league winner is on,” Haingura said.
In Pool A on Saturday in Round 5, second-placed Ntunguru Football Club will face relegation threatened Bingo United, placed in sixth spot, at the John Mutorwa Stadium in Shinyugwe at 14h00.
In Kangweru at 14h00, fifth-placed Kangweru Black Tops will battle fourth spot holders United Stars also at 14h00, while log leaders Eastern Chiefs will confront third-placed Black Hawks at 14h00 in Bagani.
In Pool B’s Round 5 matches, Julinho Sporting will hope to maintain their 100 per cent winning record when they confront second-placed KK United in a top of the table clash at the Rundu Sports Stadium at 14h00, followed by fourth-placed Cuca Tops and third-placed Oshikango Chiefs at 16h00.
In Tsumeb, sixth-placed Young Rangers and fifth-placed Benfica will duel in the Tsumeb derby at the Oscar Norich Stadium at 14h00, with Rangers hoping to ease their relegation woes before the first leg concludes.
In Pool A’s Round 6 matches, Ntunguru will battle United Stars at 11h00 on Sunday at the John Mutorwa Stadium, while Kangweru Black Tops will face Bingo United at 11h00 at the Kangweru Stadium.
Pool B will see Cuca Tops contest KK United at 11h00 at the Rundu Sports Stadium, followed by Julinho Sporting versus Oshikango Chiefs at 13h00.
The winners of each group will battle in a play-off match to determine the overall winner to be promoted to the Namibia Premier League, while the last teams in each group will be relegated automatically.