Dundee Trust backs Maize Triangle League

DUNDEE Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust on 24 January handed over football equipment to 12 football clubs that play in the Maize Triangle Football League that is contested by teams residing in the areas of Grootfontein, Tsumeb and Otavi. The equipment includes kits to all participating teams, soccer balls, cones, training gear, water balls, soccer goal nets and money to cover their travelling costs as part of a N$287 000 sponsorship. The 12 teams consist of Touch & Go, who are in top spot with 39 points from 16 matches played, followed by Chief Santos with 34 points; Liberator in third place with 31 points; Gerros Uri-Khob in fourth place on 28 points; Chelsea in fifth place with 25 points; Kaltes Wasser on 24 points in sixth place; Young Rangers with 23 points in seventh place; Dynamos in eighth place with 18 points; NamPol Oshikoto in ninth place with 17 points; Benfica in 10th  place on 15 points; Tsumeb Newcastle in 11th place with nine points, while bottom dwellers Moving Arrows are on four points. Currently there is no action in the Namibia Premier League (NPL), while lower divisions such as the First Division and Second Division that fall under the Namibia Football Association (NFA) were not active last season after the NFA under Frans  Mbidi failed to sign off funds for lower divisions. Chairperson of Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust Rino Muranda said the aim of the sponsorship was not to cause conflict with the NFA but rather to keep the youth off the street.The Maize Triangle Football League which started last year is registered under the Otjozondjupa Second Division Football League – an affiliated member of the NFA.

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