REHOBOTH, 16 MAY – The defending champions of the Hardap Region Football Association’s second division, Reho Madrid from Rehoboth are hard at work readying themselves for the kick-off of the second leg slated for Sunday.
Reho Madrid will play a derby against erstwhile Namibia Premier League (NPL) campaigners Friends Football Club at the Rehoboth Stadium.
The team’s manager, Malcolm van Wyk told Nampa on Monday they will double their efforts in defending their title.
“We are more than ready to fight for what is ours and teams need to be warned that we are coming back better and will play our exciting brand of football,” Van Wyk said.
He further said the aim is to qualify for the Southern Stream First Division and then in two years’ time, for the NPL.
“Last time we did not make it at the play-offs, but this time we will make sure that after winning the title, we are ready for the play-offs,” he said.
Reho Madrid won the league in 2016 but could not make it past the promotion play-offs of the Southern Stream First Division after falling short in the group stages through defeats by Northern Stars and Sport Klub Windhoek.
In other second leg matches also scheduled for Sunday, Gochas United will play against Hardap Correctional Facility at 12h00, while in Kalkrand, Untouchables will square off against Bee Bob Brothers.
Football Club Gibeon will face Hardap Namibian Police at the Mariental Showgrounds, followed by the Mariental derby between Flying Eagles and Black Morocco Chiefs.