12 October 2017

Namibia: NPL Kick-Off Date Set

The Namibia Premier League (NPL) will kick off next Friday.

That is according to Marley Ngarizemo, owner of Young African Football Club and a member of the NPL executive committee, who told Nampa on Thursday that all 16 clubs have been informed and are aware of the league's kick-off date.

On Wednesday, the NPL board of governors held a meeting, and adopted the fixtures and budget for the 2017/18 season.

"We do not want to say anything when it comes to sponsorship. The sponsors have asked us to leave that to them so they can pronounce themselves what they are giving and for how long by early next week," he stated.

Ngarizemo added that all NPL teams attended the meeting.

"The majority of the teams went into that meeting positive that the league will kick off. Nobody showed that they are not going to play football," he said.

Clubs which miss their first three consecutive games will automatically be expelled from the league, so it would be wise for teams which have any administrative issues to communicate with the league early.

The NPL found itself without a sponsor following the expiry of a three-year deal with Mobile Telecommunications Limited last year.

Whether a new investor has come on board or the sponsorship with MTC has been revived is still not clear.



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