WINDHOEK, 30 APR – Namibian Premier League (NPL) action resumes this week following a two week break, as the final fixtures for the last two rounds of the 2017/18 season were confirmed on Monday.
Speaking to Nampa telephonically Monday, NPL Administrator, Tovey Hoebeb said the weekend matches will mark the end of the season, which he described as successful.
“The biggest challenges we faced was the infrastructure. Teams had to share venues and unfortunately as the NPL, our hands are tied on that front,” he said.
The bottom three teams from this weekend will automatically be relegated from the top flight league.
“With the news in the media this morning from Omuthiya saying that the first division will start soon, the top three in the regional leagues will be promoted to the NPL for the 2018/19 season,” Hoebeb added.
The league’s end of the season awards ceremony will take place on 01 June 2018 at a venue to be announced in due course.
African Stars have already won the league because they are far ahead on points (61) and cannot be overtaken at this stage.
Black Africa are second on 52 points and Mighty Gunners third on 48 points.
Saturday, 05 May
Chief Santos vs UNAM FC at J.P. Ratledge Sport Complete
Young Chiefs vs Citizens at Oshakati Independence Stadium
Life Fighters vs Tura Magic at Paresis Stadium
Young African vs Rundu Chiefs at Legare Stadium
Orlando Pirates vs Tigers at Sam Nujoma Stadium
African Stars vs Eleven Arrows at UNAM Stadium
Civics vs Blue Waters at Ramblers Stadium
Black Africa vs Mighty Gunners at SKW Stadium
Sunday, 06 May
Chief Santos vs Citizens at J.P. Ratledge Sports Complex
Young Chiefs vs UNAM at Oshakati Independence Stadium
Life Fighters vs Tigers at Mokati Stadium
Young African vs Mighty Gunners at Legare Stadium
Black Africa vs Rundu Chiefs at SKW Stadium
Civics vs Eleven Arrows at Ramblers Stadium
African Stars vs Blue Waters at Sam Nujoma Stadium
Orlando Pirates vs Tura Magic at UNAM Stadium