Citizens FC promoted to NPL


Proper planning and organisation were key to Citizens’ promotion to the MTC Premiership on Sunday afternoon and they plan to establish themselves in their first season before they can think of silverware.

This are the comments of Southern Stream Frist Division champions Citizens’ chairman Dawid Goagoseb, who in their first season in that league, won the league and automatic promotion to the top flight league with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Mariental-based Bee Bob Brothers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

“We are all excited and celebrating our victory and the ultimate promotion and I can attribute this success to proper planning and sound organisation of the team. It is other people’s mistakes that I have observed and learned a lot from and decided to do things differently. You don’t win the league over two months and I told my boys to remain disciplined throughout and take every game as it comes”.

Goagoseb says many clubs makes mistakes of thinking that when playing at home things will be easy.

“That is the mistakes they all make. They think if you playing at home you can just win, but it comes with proper planning and getting everything in place, remember we don’t have the twelve man in this division and so your players have to be tuned in differently because this league is tough and every game is very important”, explains Goagoseb.

Going to the Premier League, Goagoseb plans to establish the club before thinking of titles against the country’s best.

“We will be prepared for the premier league and we might not plan to win but to try and establish ourselves in the first season and compete later on. I have been around the block for some time and have seen where others go wrong and I will try to take that it use to the best interest of my team Citizens FC”, Goagoseb.

Mervin Geiriseb of the Southern Stream First Division confirms that Citizens have won the league with 52 points with Rebels in second place on 48 and UNAM on 40 in third place after 21 matches played by each club.

“We are concluding this coming weekend with all the action at the bottom of the log and as we know Yong Beauties are already relegated and they will be joined by Spoilers, Spartans or Celtics. Spoilers will host Celtics at Okahandja while Spartans will play Windhoek United this Saturday. For Rebels, they will be involved in a four-team promotional playoff later this year to see if they can still join the NPL”.