Maize Triangle to conclude in November

The Maize Triangle Soccer League (MTS) has reassured the public that all coronavirus regulations are in place for the final matches of the season.

19 October 2020 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

WINDHOEK



The Maize Triangle Soccer League (MTS) league will be concluded towards the beginning of November, league member Jefta Gaoab says.

The league, which host clubs from Tsumeb, Grootfontein and Otavi, had been stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea, Chief Santos, Benfica, Touch & Go and other northern clubs from the area participate in the local football league.

The small towns of Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumeb demarcate the Maize Triangle, a relatively high-rainfall area with a flourishing agriculture sector centred mainly around the cultivation of maize and lucerne, some of which is under irrigation.

“We are planning to conclude the league on the weekend of 30 October 2020 and 1 November 2020 in Tsumeb at the Oscar Norich Soccer Stadium.

“The games-in-hand will prelude the concluding matches on the weekend of 26 September 2020 at the same venue.

“We are very much aware of the effect of Covid-19, and all the health protocols will be observed,' Gaoab said.



No mask no entry

Spectators will not be allowed to enter without a mask and organisers are planning to bring the Kaismes Radio Service to broadcast the matches live.

This move to bring the radio station is expected to cater for the ardent supporters who will not make it to the stadium as a result of Covid-19 measures.

“We are going to be strict as far as implementing the Covid-19 health regulations are concerned,” Gaoab added.



Against GVB

Organisers will host the final matches under the banner “MTS Uniting against Gender-Based Violence.”

This is to help spread the message about unacceptable gender-based violence is. “It is said and we have to play our part as football lovers to convey such message at football gathering to hit home.

“We will organise all the players to wear black armbands to signify the fight against this social ill.”



AGM before end of year

MTS officials also announced that they plan to host their annual general meeting before the end of the year.

“We are also very much indebted to Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust as the main sponsor.

“By far was the only soccer league that has been playing organised football in Namibia after the well-documented impasse in Namibian football.

“This football league is recognised by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) as it falls under the Otjozondjupa Second Division.”

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