Ongwediva City and Black Morocco Chiefs Football Club are the regional winners in the Oshana and Hardap regions respectively and will take up their places in the second round of the inaugural edition of the annual Bidvest Namibia Cup this year.
City trounced King Kauluma Palace 3-0 in the final on Sunday at the Uukwagula Sports Stadium in Oshakati to set up a date with MTC Premiership League side Mighty Gunners in the last 32. On their way to the final, City saw off Poison Arrows 3-0 and also came out victorious against Omeege United (3-1) in the first round to book a semifinal tie against Oshakati United, whom they defeated 3-0.
Black Morocco Chiefs (BMC) from the Hardap Region made sure of their place in the second round with a convincing 3-1 win over Prisons at the Mariental Show Grounds. BMC defeated Outkast 2-0 in the first round and proceeded to the quarterfinals where they beat Nampol 2-0, before walloping Latinos 5-1 in the semifinals. The team from Mariental will take on Premiership League side LHU Blue Waters in the competition proper.
The Omusati Region will conclude their playoffs this coming Saturday at the David Sheehama Soccer Field at Outapi with a battle for supremacy between Young Braves and Blue Birds. In the Karas Region, Rush Ups booked their regional final place with a decisive 2-1 defeat over Mountain Rangers at the LÃ¼deritz Complex Stadium in the Coastal Stream. They will face off against Forever Thistles who won the Inland Stream of the Karas regional playoffs with a 2-1 victory over Brazilie at Keetmanshoop.
The final match of the Karas playoffs will be played at the Rosh Pinah Field on Saturday, February 02 at 16h00. Other regional leagues, including the nationwide first division teams will also conclude their preliminary round activities in due course. The Northern Stream Division One preliminary rounds will be staged at the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb for the remaining three spots in the last 32, while the Southern Stream First Division clubs will battle it out for the two available places.