Rundu Chiefs will need to win one of their two weekend fixtures to secure their first-ever promotion to the Namibia Premier League.
The Rundu based team leads the Northern Stream first division with 40 points with two matches remaining and will need just one victory over the weekend to automatically clinch their promotion to the elite league of Namibian football.
Rundu Chiefs last weekend lost 1-0 at Unam Ongogo before trouncing Onambula United 5-0 to move even closer to promotion.
Their traditional rivals, Cuca Tops are also in the race for promotion and are currently lying second on 36 points.
In the final matches of the season, Rundu Chiefs will host fifth-placed Touch and Go on Saturday before they face Cuca Tops in what promises to be a titanic Rundu derby on Sunday.
Chiefs’ star playmaker Petrus Shitembi said his side was focused on the job at hand.
“We are well prepared for the match on Saturday, because if we win it , we will be in the Premier League and so it is a very important game for all of us. It will be the most important game of the season,” said the Brave Warriors midfielder.
Shitembi added that he will give his utmost best this weekend to ensure that he becomes a legend at the club.
“If we clinch promotion it will be the first time in the club’s history and for me to be part of such a legacy will be a dream come true,” he said.
Shitembi is however well aware of the consequences if they don’t beat Touch & Go.
“If we fail to beat Touch & Go then it will mean we have to face Cuca Tops with so much pressure and it will be a strong test of character for us. But we are prepared and focused on finishing the job before we face Cuca Tops and we are determined to clinch promotion whether we play Tops, Bees or Chanties,” said Shitembi.
On the other side, Tops will have to beat relegation candidate Julinho Sporting on Saturday and Rundu Chiefs to increase their chances of making it to the Premier League ahead of Chiefs.
In the weekend’s other fixtures, Golden Bees will visit Tsumeb to face relegation candidates Young Rangers (23 points) while Chief Santos and Golden Bees also have promotion hopes as they are on 35 points each in third place.
Oshakati City are still in danger of being relegated to the second division as they are in ninth place on 22 points, just two above 11th placed Sporting on 20 points. Oshakati City face another relegation candidate Onambula United (23 points) and Unam Ongogo this weekend.
Golden Bigs will play Unam Ongogo and Onambula United.