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Nhabe Regional Football Association Maun stream league resumed this past weekend (Saturday 21) following its postponement in November 12 last year due to challenges ranging from unavailability of playing grounds, delayed payments of referees to failure to secure sponsorship.
The stream secretary Michael Nkweetsile has revealed that they have since resolved all the thorny issues regarding playing grounds and payments of referees while sponsorship deals are still pending.
Nkweetsile said they will however soon resume negotiations with a potential sponsor and they remain hopeful that the two parties will both reach a positive conclusion.
Nkweetsile indicated that they have managed to pay for all the grounds that they need to use for the 2022/23 season and that the referee’s payments have also been fully paid by the Regional Association.
The secretary revealed that 13 teams have registered with the stream with most of the games having resumed this past weekend as planned.
On Saturday Wild Dogs FC played to a 2-2 draw with Western Dynamites, Cubs lost 2-1 against Wolfsburg while Springbok hammered CTO by 3 goals to nil. The games that were called off on Saturday were those of Maun Terrors against Gunners of Khwai, Maun Heroes versus Terrors as well as the one between ST Daniels against Delta Winds.
The games continued on Sunday with some teams playing successive matches because of the tight schedule. Explaining the tight schedule, Nkweetsile indicated that they are left behind as compared to other streams.
“Shakawe stream has already played seven games while Gumare played 6 games. We will therefore find ourselves in a situation whereby teams will play double in a weekend,” Nkweetsile told Times Sports.
On Sunday, Western Dynamites won 1-0 in their second match against Springbok, CTO scored the only goal to win against Moeti United, Wolfsburg played to a one all with St Daniels while Delta Winds lost 4-1 to Tigers. Heroes defeated Wild Dogs 1-0. Gunners of Khwai who hired a new coach lost home to Terrors by 3 goals to 1.
In Shakawe, Blue Waters Soccer Club is leading the log with 16 points as they won 5 matches, registered a single draw and was also defeated once. Only a point is separating the latter with Ndundu Young Fighters while Delta Soccer FC languishes at the bottom of the table with 2 points from 6 matches played.
As for Gumare, Young Stars are leading the pack with 13 points garnered from 5 games played. Only a point is separating them from second placed, City Kings who have played 6 games so far with Young Stars have a game in hand going into week six. Westside Spurs are finding it hard this season as they are trailing at the bottom of the log having garnered only a point.