30 January 2013

Namibia: Ongwediva City, BMC Advance in NFA Cup

ONGWEDIVA City and Black Morocco Chiefs will line up in the second round of the Bidvest Namibia Cup after winning their respective regional playoffs over the weekend.

Ongwediva City trounced King Kauluma Palace 3-0 in the Oshana Region final on Sunday at the Uukwangula Sports Stadium in Oshakati to book their last-32 clash against premiership side Mighty Gunners.

On their way to the final Ongwediva City defeated Poison Arrows 3-0 and also had the best of Omeege United 3-1 in the first round to book their semifinal clash 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 of the Bidvest Namibia Cup with a convincing 3-1 victory over Prisons on Sunday at the Mariental Show Grounds.

BMC defeated Outkast 2-0 in the first round after having gotten the better of Nampol 2-0 in the quarterfinals before they walloped Latinos 5-1 in the semi-finals.

BMC will now take on Premiership side Blue Waters.

Omusati will conclude their playoffs on Saturday at 16h00 at the David Sheehama Soccer Field at Outapi with a battle for supremacy between Young Brave and Blue Birds.

In the Karas Region, Rush Ups booked their regional final place with 2-1 defeat of Mountain Rangers on Sunday at the Lüderitz Complex Stadium in the costal stream of the region. 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 held at the Rosh Pinah Field on Saturday, February 2 at 16h00.

Other regional leagues as well as the nationwide first divisions are also expected to decide their winners this weekend.

The Northern Stream First Division preliminary round matches will be played at the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb for the three spots in the last 32, while the Southern Stream First Division clubs will battle it out for the two available spots for their division in the competition proper at the Mariental show grounds, also on February 2-3.

In the second divisions preliminary round, the Khomas Region will use the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Erongo Region will be hosted at the Jan Wilkens Stadium in Walvis Bay; Otjozondjupa Region at the Omulunga Stadium in Grootfontein; Ohangwena Region at the Ohangwena Soccer Stadium in Ohangwena and Omaheke Region at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis.

The round of 32 will be played on February 9 and 10.

Confirmed fixtures: Tigers v Northern Stream 3rd; Omusati Region v Erongo Region; Orlando Pirates v Black Africa; Oshikoto Region v Ohangwena Region; United Stars v Civics; Omaheke Region v Northern Stream; Hotspurs v Tura Magic; Ramblers v Kunene Region winner; Khomas Region winner v Northern Stream 2 ; Mighty Gunners v Ongwediva City; Karas Region v Southern Stream 2 ; Otjozondjupa Region v Rundu Chiefs; SKW v Southern Stream; Eleven Arrows v Caprivi Region; Black Morocco Chiefs v Blue Waters and African Stars v Kavango Region.

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