Oshana NFA league suspended

21 Dec 2017 16:10pm
OSHAKATI, 21 DEC (NAMPA) – The Oshana second division regional league of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has been suspended indefinitely.
The NFA’s coordinator in the region, Sem Nekwaya on Thursday told Nampa in a telephonic interview that the NFA leadership in Oshana has suspended the games due to non-payment of the league fee by most of the affiliated football clubs.
He said each of the clubs was supposed to pay N.dollars 4 300 per season, but only three of the 12 affiliated teams managed to settle their accounts in full.
“The rest paid only half of that amount, or even less,” Nekwaya said, adding that the games are suspended until all footballs clubs have settled their accounts.
The games were suspended just as the clubs were about to complete the second and final round of their 2017/18 league season.
Each of the clubs had only three games remaining before the end of the season.
Nekwaya however said the league management decided to suspend the games, fearing the clubs will be relegated to the lower league or promoted to the upper division without their fees having been paid.
“It is hoped that the suspension will force them to settle their accounts,” he said.
Golden Bigs Football Club (FC) is on top of the table of the NFA Oshana second division league with 45 points, followed by Khuse FC with 40 points and Foxy Senior FC with 36 points in third place.
Brave Lions (21 points), Onelago United (21 points), Vietnam Rangers (20 points), Pescanova (18 points) and Young Brave (14 points) are all in the red zone and face possible demotion.
Brave Lions and Young Brave joined the NFA Oshana second division league this season, following their promotion last year from the lower league, the Oshana village-based league that is played at Omaalala village in the Ongwediva Constituency.