North-West Stream First Division League resumes with Outjo Derby

OPUWO: The North-West Stream First Division continues on Saturday after a break of a month-and-a-half, with the focus on the historic rivalry between Outjo-based teams Golden Bees FC and Outjo Football Academy. OFA joined their rivals in the NWSFD this season following a successful campaign in the Kunene Second Division Football League, where they clinched the league title and advanced to the NWSFD through the playoffs last year. The Outjo derby will see the league's only sides from the Kunene Region facing each other on Saturday at 15h00 at the Etoshapoort Stadium. Golden Bees FC and OFA occupy the eight and sixth positions on the log respectively. Lydia Hamukuaya, the league's administrator, unveiled the weekend fixtures on Thursday. Other clubs aiming for victories and league survival include Topscore African Motto FC, Khuse Lions FC, Golden Bigs FC and Touch and Go FC. In Ondangwa, at the Toivo Ya Toivo sports field, log leaders King Kauluma (KK) Palace FC will attempt to extend their winning streak to six games and avoid defeat when they face ninth-place African Motto FC, who have only secured one victory and one draw in six games. Khuse Lions FC, currently at the bottom of the standings, will host Onambula United FC at the Uukwangula Stadium in Oshakati in a crucial game to avoid relegation. Eleven Warriors FC, who started the season strongly, will confront relegation-threatened Touch and Go FC from Otavi at the Omulunga Stadium in Grootfontein. Other weekend encounters will see Golden Bigs FC taking on Young Chiefs FC at Uukwangula Stadium, while Oshikuku Young Stars FC will host Ongwendiva City FC at Oshikuku Sports Field. After six games, KK Palace FC and Eleven Warriors are first and second with 16 points respectively, followed by Young Chiefs FC with 12 points and Onambula United FC and Ongendiva City FC with 10 points in fourth and fifth place respectively. Source: The Namibia Press Agency