By Dominic Sikopo
THE 2012/13 season for the Caprivi Soccer league ( CSL) kicked off over the week-end of October 27 and 28.
Caprivi Soccer League Chairperson Mr. Sebastian Munyaza said the Namibia Football Association (NFA) central committee and the regional committee had a meeting to deliberate on the status of soccer in the Caprivi region and had decided on which dates the domestic season would start.
It is also understood that member clubs were informed of the new rules that will be used to promote and relegate clubs from different levels of leagues, “Each club signed a confirmation of receipt of the rules governing promotions and relegations for the 2012/13 soccer season”, Mr. Munyaza said.
Mr Munyaza explained the conditions of clubs being promoted from the second to the first division.
“The clubs which are crowned the regional second division champions shall be engaged in Zonal promotion play offs at a date to be announced by the association, the two clubs which are declared winners of each zone plus the two runners-up will be promoted to the first division”, divulged Mr. Munyaza.
Mr Munyaza said that clubs were informed that the NFA will have the 22nd Ordinary Congress of the association that has been slated to take place on the 24th of November in Outapi of Omusati region.
During the interview Mr. Munyaza revealed that World Football governing body FIFA in conjunction with the NFA will offer a course in Club Administration and Management which is scheduled to take place from November12-16, among the requirements is that applicants have to be members of any of the leagues that are registered with the NFA, 23 years old and not older than 60 years in order to be eligible.
Mr Munyaza said that the registration and transfer period of players has been extended to the 16th of November after the initial date of 21 September 2012 was changed as to enable football teams to update their player`s profiles which will in turn allow players to be issued with player`s identification cards.