MTC Namibia Premier League
The 2006/07 Namibia Premier League season comes to a close this weekend with matches in Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Oshakati.
Civics have already won the league for the third year in a row so attention now shifts to who will come second and who will be relegated along with Golden Bees of Outjo.
The Namibian rugby selectors have made numerous changes to the national squad for the upcoming Confederation of African Cup match against Zambia on May 25 and the IRB Nations Tournament in Romania at the beginning of June.
Namibian rugby received a massive boost on Thursday when Namibian cellular provider MTC announced a sponsorship of N$6 million over three years.
The sponsorship will give MTC exclusive branding rights to the Namibian leagues and the national team as well as the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium.
Friendsâ?? relegation fears deepened after they were held to a 1-all draw by Tigers at Windhoekâ??s Independence Stadium on Wednesday night.
Friends are now second last on the log on 20 points â?? still four points behind Blue Waters â?? with two matches remaining. They will now have to win their final two matches against Civics and African Stars and hope Blue Waters slip up against Eleven Arrows in their final match if they hope to remain in the Premier League.
Newly crowned Premier League champions Civics take on Ramblers and Friends face Tigers in Premier League matches at Windhoekâ??s Independence Stadium tonight.
Civics are assured of the first prize of N$500 000, but Ramblers, however, still have a lot to play for â?? N$95 000 in fact â?? since the second placed team will receive N$225 000 and the third placed team N$130 000.