The draw for the two second league groups took place earlier today at FFM’s headquarters together with the one for the Macedonian Cup. as the season gets underway in ten days.
photo by Filip Zdraveski: the drawing lots prior to last season’s draw
The new season in the Macedonian second tier will begin on 24 August with the Round 1 matches. There are no changes in the format, nor the groups will unite into one from next season. That change is planned to be made at the end of the 2020/21 season. However, for that reason this season the bottom 4 teams will get relegated instead of the last 3 as it was so far. Also, instead of 3 teams to win promotion from the third leagues, only 2 will be promoted. Next 2020/21 season each group will have only 8 teams so the unification could be done easily.
These are the pairs for the opening round in both groups:
|Pobeda vs. Sasa||Ohrid vs. Vlazrimi 77|
|Belasica vs. Kit-Go||Gostivar vs. Drita|
|Kozhuf vs. Tikvesh||Korabi vs. Skopje|
|Plachkovica vs. Bregalnica||Pelister vs. Vardari|
|Osogovo vs. Pitu Guli||Kadino vs. Labunishta|
The first half season will end with Round 14 on 30 November and will continue in 2020 with Round 15 scheduled for 29 February. The season will be concluded on 16 May.