10 Jan 2018 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 10 JAN (NAMPA) The outstanding fixtures for Rundu-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Rundu Chiefs will be played at the end of January and beginning February.
Chiefs were scheduled to play Chief Santos and Young Chiefs during round 11 and 12 of the MTC NPL, but due to some of their players being sick, the club did not turn up for either of the matches.
Their round 13 fixture against Mighty Gunners was postponed because their opponents, Mighty Gunners, competed in the final of the Debmarine Namibia Cup on 02 December.
Chiefs remaining games will be played on 27 January against Mighty Gunners at the Rundu Sport Stadium, 03 February in Tsumeb against Chief Santos and 04 February against Young Chiefs in Oshakati.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Tovey Hoebeb, NPL league administrator said the dates selected have already been communicated to the teams and he believes they still have enough time to prepare themselves for their fixtures after the festive season.
He said the league is working hard on improving the game of football in 2018.
Last year was a really good year because we managed to start with the league after a year of absence, he said.
Hoebeb added that in 2018 clubs should come up with strategies on how to interact with their supporters so they can start filling up the stands at the stadiums.
We are now hoping to see an end to all the empty stands we experienced last year at the stadiums. We are calling on teams to start marketing their games to their fans instead, as they know them better, Hoebeb said.
At the end of the first leg of the 2017/18 NPL season, Rundu Chiefs were bottom of the log on 10 points from 12 games while their opponents Young Chiefs were second last on the log in 15th position with 11 points from 14 games.
Mighty Gunners ended eighth on the log with 17 points while Santos are 14th on the log with 13 points. Santos and Gunners have also played 14 games each.