09 May 2017 14:30pm
MARIENTAL, 09 MAY (NAMPA) The Hardap Region Football Association Second Division will start its 2017 league on Sunday in Mariental, Maltahöhe and Rehoboth.
The league will run until November this year.
At the Rehoboth football field, defending champions Reho Madrid Football Club (FC) will lock horns with erstwhile Namibia Premier League campaigners, Friends FC.
Friends are expected to gun for revenge after they were defeated by Madrid during the Hardap Debmarine elimination matches in February.
Friends Team Manager, Murs Markus told Nampa on Tuesday although his team is not ready for the league, they have no choice but to play.
He said there is not much to expect from their team because since the Debmarine matches, they have been inactive and will only start with preparations on Tuesday.
We asked for postponement but the annual general meeting last Saturday decided the league should commence, Markus said.
League rookies Untouchables, who at the end of last season acquired the status of relegated former Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) outfit Hardap Boys, will be put to test by recent winners of the Hardap Debmarine round, Bee Bob Brothers in Mariental.
The Mariental Derby will see Black Morocco Chiefs (BMC) in a fierce battle with their biggest rivals, Flying Eagles. The two teams are the most supported in Mariental, with fans singing and drumming until the final whistle.
Maltahöhe will also see the Dawes Derby between White Cosmos and Daweb Stars, while in Rehoboth Latinos will lock horns with neighbours, Spiders.
Hardap Correctional Facility vs Gochas United - 11h00
Bee Bob Brothers vs Untouchables - 13h00
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) vs Gibeon - 15h00
Black Morocco Chiefs vs Flying Eagles - 17h00
Maltahohe football field
Daweb Stars vs White Cosmos - 12h00
Friends vs Reho Madrid - 12h00
Latinos vs Spiders - 15h00