The winter transfer market ended and there are a lot of squad changes. Truly, nothing spectacular happened, but many teams will look much different compared to the first part of the season. Here is a list with ‘INs and OUTs’.
According to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking list for February 2009, Macedonia is one place lower compared to last month. 57th place with 537 points.
Goran Popov was arrested for drunk-driving last Saturday, Dutch media reported. It looks like Heerenveen defender has exaggerated a bit in celebrating the victory of his club against Ajax.
According to the IFFHS (International federation of football history and statistics) the Macedonian first league is rated 78th on the table of 100 national strongest leagues. England, Italy and Argentina are the top 3 leagues for 2008.
After Alekso Mackov took charge in Pelister, Pobeda and Turnovo Horizont have also changed their old coaches and their replacements have already been announced.
Adelaide's defender, 29-years-old Sasa Ognenovski is set to move to South Korea. Two clubs are battling for his signature, Australian FoxSports reports. Sasa is born in Melbourne but is of Macedonian origin.
Washington da Silva, one of Makedonija's top players in this part of the season, will most probably sign for Partizan from Belgrade, while two new players from Gabon might join the club.
The draw for the cup semi-final matches took place today. Champions Rabotnicki got second-league side Shkendija, while winter champions Makedonija Gjorce Petrov will face Milano.
The football federation of Macedonia has announced the nominees for the 2008 awards. Pacovski Tome is the best footballer, Rabotnicki is the best club, while Dragoljub Bekvalac the best coach.
We are done with the autumn part with the 17th football championship, league one. What seemed to be rather uninteresting competition at the beginning, turned out to be one of the better championships in recent history. Any team can beat any other team!