OPUWO - Football action resumes this weekend, with the North-West Stream First Division hosting its eighth and ninth rounds and the North-East First Division kicking off tomorrow.
Onambula United will face Outjo Football Academy FC at Tsandi Stadium tomorrow in the NWSFD league, while Khuse Lions FC will want to capitalise on their home advantage when they welcome Golden Bees FC at Uukwangula Stadium.
Touch and Go FC will travel to Ongwediva to face mid-table Ongwediva City FC at the Mweshipandeka Secondary School sports field in pursuit of three points to escape relegation.
Eleven Warriors FC will travel to Oshikuku in a must-win game against Oshikuku Young Stars in search of three points, which will secure their spot in first place if log leaders KK Palace FC fail to collect maximum points away to Uukwangula Stadium against Golden Bigs and Young Chiefs FC tomorrow and on Sunday.
Young Chiefs FC will face relegation-threatened African Motto FC.
On Sunday, Onambula United will face Golden Bees FC, Khuse Lions will play OFA, and Ongwediva City FC will play Eleven Warriors FC. Oshikuku Young Stars will take on Touch and Go, Young Chiefs will host KK Palace, and Golden Bigs will face African Motto FC.
The Northeast First Division, which includes teams Rundu, Omuthiya, Katima Mulilo, Nyangana, and Helao Nafidi, is set to begin on Saturday with thrilling matchups after a lengthy wait. The league, which is managed by Daniel Namwira, is set to have six matches at five different venues.
Namwira released the league schedule yesterday and said all games have been verified by the controlling body, the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
Rundu-based outfit United Stars will face KK United FC at the Rundu Sports Stadium, followed by a derby match between Cuca Tops and Rundu Chiefs. Kangweru B Tops FC will face Ntunguru at Mashika Sports Field at Nyangana, Oshikango Chiefs will host Further Fighters FC at the newly constructed Helao Nafidi Stadium; in Katima, Zambezi’s pride Black Hawks are slated to face Eastern Chiefs; and Omuthiya United host Tsumeb-based outfit Chief Santos FC.