Focus turns to First Division battles

Namibia Correctional Service is leading the SSFD log. File photo

With the Debmarine Namibia Premiership having been concluded last weekend, the focus now turns to the regional first division leagues.

The winners of the Southern Stream First Division (SSFD), the Northeast First Division (NEFD) and the North West First Division (NWFD) leagues will be promoted to the Debmarine Namibia Premiership, to take the places of the bottom three teams who were relegated last weekend. 

They are Orlando Pirates who have been relegated to the SSFD, and Okakarara Young Warriors and Life Fighters who will play in the NWFD next season. 

With only five rounds remaining in the SSFD, Namibia Correctional Service and Blue Boys are battling it out for the title and promotion to the premiership. 

NCS have only lost one match the whole season and last weekend remained on the winning trail when they beat DTS 4-1 and Davos FC 2-1 in Windhoek. 

They now lead the log on 44 points from 17 matches – three ahead of Blue Boys, who have only lost two matches this season. 

Last weekend Blue Boys beat Black Africa 4-1 and Ramblers 1-0 at the Mondesa Stadium in Swakopmund, to maintain their title challenge. 

Blue Boys’ coastal neighbours Eleven Arrows also beat Black Africa 4-0 last weekend, but dropped points in a 1-1 draw against Ramblers, and have now virtually dropped out of the title race as they are now 10 points behind NCS in third place. 

In matches this weekend, NCS should start as the favourites against seventh-placed Latinos when they meet at the Mariental Stadium tomorrow, but Blue Boys can close the gap, at least for the time being, since they have two matches scheduled at Windhoek’s DTS field – against Davos FC tomorrow and DTS on Sunday. 

Arrows also travel to Windhoek to take on Davos and DTS, while in other matches, Try Again host Oranjemund at Keetmanshoop; Ramblers host Black Africa; and Mariental SC host Dates Eleven.

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