Namibia new season set to start in April

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) transitional leagues for the 2020/2021 Football Season are slated to kick-off on Saturday, 17th April 2021, and conclude on Saturday, 31st July 2021.

This was revealed by Secretary-General (SG) Franco Cosmos in his latest SG Brief to the NFA members.

The Football Season comprises of the following football products: The Leagues: To consist of the Namibia Premier Football League [NPFL], three [3] First Division Streams, Regional Second Division Leagues, and the Women Super League.

Leagues format and Rules and regulations will be communicated at the later stage after the NFA Executive Committee meeting, to be held on 26 and 27 March.

The SG brief also indicates that the MTC NFA Cup will commence with the preliminary rounds for the three First Division Streams and Regional Second Division League.

The preliminary rounds will determine the qualifiers for the knock-out round of the competition comprising of 32 teams, representing the 14 regions, six of the Nationwide First Division, two of each stream, and 12 of the Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL).

The NPFL consist of Black Africa, Blue Waters, Citizens, Civics, Eleven Arrows, Julinho Sporting, Mighty Gunners, Orlando Pirates, Tigers, Tura Magic, Young African and Young Brazilians, and Cosmos directed that these clubs resign from the expelled Namibia Premier League. The final dates of the MTC NFA Cup will be communicated once confirmed with the sponsor, MTC.

Cosmos confirmed that the disbursements of funds to help clubs with pre-season preparations such as bookings of stadia for training, buying training equipment, etcetera will follow in due course.

Both the Leagues and as well as the MTC NFA Cup will be played back-to-back and will culminate with the MTC NFA Cup Final on Saturday, 31st July.

“This will give the Association ample time to prepare for the kick-off of the 2021/2022 Football Season starting in September 2021, and ending May 2022, to align our football season under that of our mother-body, Fifa,” said Cosmos.

Regarding the current regulations and protocols directing the Covid-19 pandemic, no spectators will be allowed in football stadia, unless otherwise communicated by the Association. All Members must ensure that the NFA honours and respects these national directives.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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