19 Aug 2018 16:50pm
REHOBOTH, 19 AUG (NAMPA) Onambula United and African Lions were relegated from the North West First Division (NWFD) after failing to get a victory in their must-win matches played in Otjiwarongo and Tsandi over the weekend.
Onambulas relegation to the Omusati Second Division means their feeder team, Young Generation, have been demoted to the Tsandi Social League. Both teams are owned by one owner, Vaino Amuka, and thus cannot play in the same league as per the Namibian Football Association Statutes.
According to the NFA statutes, no natural or legal person, including holding companies and subsidiaries, may exercise control over more than one club or group whenever the integrity of any match or competition could be jeopardised.
Onambula lost their match 1-0 against Eleven Warriors on Saturday, while African Lions could only get one point in what was a must-win game against Touch and Go in a goalless draw on Sunday, condemning them to the Otjozondjupa Second Division.
In other matches played on Saturday in Group B, Oshikuku Young Stars defeated Ongwediva City 1-0, while in Group B, African Motto beat KK Palace 1-0. Military School Okahandja and Golden Boys played out a goalless draw.
On Sunday in Group B, Eleven Warriors defeated Oshikuku Young Stars 1-0, while Onambula United forfeited their match against Ongwediva City.
Meanwhile, Group A winners, Military School Okahandja and African Motto, winners of Group B, will duel for a spot in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) next season.
NWFD vice chairperson Lawrence Kandundu confirmed that the play-offs will be played over two weekends.
The first leg of the matches will be played on 25 August, with the return leg set for 01 September, he said.
The winner will join already promoted Young Brazilians from Karasburg and Rundu-based Julinho Sporting in the NPL next season.