The Namibia Football Association (NFA) yesterday conducted the draw of the new Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) and that of the MTC NFA Cup, which are both set to kick off next weekend, 17 April.
The draw saw the 12 teams registered with NPFL being divided into two groups and will play on a round-robin basis paired according to their regional locations. Group A will consist of Mighty Gunners, Tigers FC, Eleven Arrows, Young African, Black Africa and Tura Magic.
Group B comprises Civics, Citizens, Julinho Sporting, Orlando Pirates, Blue Waters, and Young Brazilians.
The coming NPFL games will serve as preparation for the 2021/2022 season, which is expected to commence in August 2021 and run until June 2022. NPFL director Mabos Vries said after three years of inactive football in the country, the beautiful game of football is back at last.
“We have decided to reactivate football for those who are passionate about football but most especially for the betterment of players who were the most affected by these football politics.”
Vries said phase one will have the teams play on a round-robin basis and only playing once against the other. This means each plays five games and will be seated from one to six depending on their collected points.
Phase two will see the teams advance to the next stage based on their position on the log, which ultimately places them into three leagues, consisting of four teams that will play each other on a home-and-away basis.
The three leagues are called the Golden League, The Silver League and lastly the Bronze League. The bounce back will kick off from the 17th of April to 30 July 2021 with the official launch to take place this Saturday at the NFA office.