In the last match of the first round, Milano have defeated newcomers Metalurg with 2-1. Thus, the first round of the 17th football championship is now completed. Makedonija Gjorche Petrov are the table-leaders.
The 17th season of the Macedonian First Football League started today with the four opening match. Vardar defeated Pobeda in the most interesting match, while current champion Rabotnicki drew away to Napredok.
The Macedonian 2nd League season 2008/2009 started on the national holiday Ilinden with yesterdays matches. First round and first incident. The match Belasica – Madzari was suspended on half-time. Ohrid made the biggest upset with the away victory against Kozuf, while Bregalnica Stip destroyed Lokomotiva with 4:0. Here are the results:
With a shocking decision on only 2 days before the start of the Macedonian First League, Bashkimi from Kumanovo quits from competing in Macedonian football because of financial problems.
Although FK Bregalnica Stip was relegated into the 3rd League East, they regained a spot in the 2nd League and will play there next season as well. FK Alumina Skopje is the team that gave up their place to Bregalnica.
Macedonian clubs have started the summer preparations and with the friendly matches before the start of the new season. Both Vardar and Pelister started with defeats in their opening tests.
The well known actor in the Macedonian football parody, Slobodan Vujcić – Braco is back in the domestic football. Braco's new role is main sponsor of the former Macedonian champion FK Pobeda Prilep.
The rather unknown Dutch company "Practical Solutions" takes over current Macedonian champion FK Rabotnicki and will administrate with the club for at least a year.
Australian born Pece Cvetanovski moves to German Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach, with a great wish to affirm himself in Europe and play for Macedonia one day.
Former Macedonian international player and caretaker coach of the Macedonian national team, Boban Babunski is the new coach of the current Macedonian champion Rabotnicki.