Race for NPL in sight amid heated promotion battle in SSFD

The fight for a spot in the Debmarine Namibia Premier League is coming down to the wire, with four clubs vying for the top spot in the Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) with just five games left.

Namibian Correctional Service FC presently leads the league after a string of triumphs, including a hard-fought 2-1 win against Davos in Windhoek on Sunday and a 4-1 victory over relegation-threatened Deutscher Turn-und Sportverein (DTS) on Saturday.

Blue Boys, a former Premier League contender, put considerable pressure on them for the league crown after winning back-to-back games against Black Africa (4-1) on Saturday and defeating Ramblers 1-0 on Sunday to cut the gap to NCS to two points.

Eleven Arrows are not far behind, trailing by 10 points to league leaders on 34 points, while Mariental Football Club is in fourth place with 32.

Anything is plausible now that the championship title is on the line, and any missteps by any of the top four teams might cost them the league over their opponents.

Eleven Arrows failed to gather maximum points, collecting just four out of a potential six, reducing their chances of victory. The coastal outfit crushed Black Africa 4-0 on Sunday after drawing 1-1 with Ramblers on Saturday.

Mariental improved their title chances by defeating Oranjemund FC 3-1 on Saturday and Try Again 1-0 on Sunday.

Other Saturday outcomes featured two draws: Try Again and Dates Eleven drew 0-0, while Davos and Latinos tied 1-1.

Latinos hammered DTS 5-1 on Sunday, adding to their relegation woes, while Oranjemund, who are firmly in the relegation zone, suffered another setback, this time against Dates Eleven 3-1.

At the other end of the log standings, only five points separate ninth-placed Black Africa and 12th-placed DTS, leaving four clubs vying for a spot in the top stream division.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency