Shkendija is official champion for this season, Vlatko Stojanovski scored 4 goals as Renova humiliated Pobeda with a 9:1 win which also officially sent Pobeda to the second league, while Sileks and Belasica won to make the ending very interesting when it comes to the battle for avoiding relegation. photo by KF Shkendija Tetovo: players
Several Macedonian clubs from the top two leagues already started preparing for the second half-season. Most of them had their first training session in snowy conditions. photos by each team, except for Pobeda (by Stojan Dimoski) & Bregalnica (by Shtipski Asovi)
Edition XIII Participating teams: club settlement country league Pirin Gotse Delchev Bulgaria second league Renova Djepchishte Macedonia 1.MFL Sileks Kratovo Macedonia 1.MFL Tikvesh Kavadarci Macedonia 3.MFL South All matches played at Gradski stadium in Kavadarci. 20 February: Semifinals: Tikvesh – Sileks 0:1 Renova – Pirin 1:1 (7:6 p.s.o.) 21 February: 3rd place match: Tikvesh
Macedonian football has been rising in recent times. The rise has been necessitated by different factors including massive investment into club football by the sponsors, development of more robust youth academies, and the exposure of Macedonian players to other big European clubs. The rise of Macedonian football has had a ripple effect on football clubs
Both relegation struggling teams have parted ways with their managers and have hired unexperienced former players Toni Meglenski and Agron Memedi for the season closing. left photo: Toni Meglenski; right photo: Agron Memedi Pobeda made the fourth managerial change this season. Serbian coach Slobodan Krčmarević lasted only three matches in which he recorded one win
Kjenan Idrizi, the chairman of Renova has been banned from working anything related to football for the next twelve months. photo by yllpress.com: Kjenan Idrizi After the final whistle of the Round 20 first league game between his Renova and Sileks played in Tetovo, Idrizi had entered referee’s locker room and verbaly attacked the referees
Renova managed to hold Shkendija, while Pelister recorded a come from behind win over Akademija Pandev in the first semifinal matches of this season’s edition of the Macedonian Cup. Mighty Shkendija failed to beat Renova in the fist of the two clashes scheduled at the same stadium in Tetovo. It was Renova who broke the
Leaders Shkendija celebrated a road win over Rabotnichki, while Renova clinched important three points over direct relegation rivals Pelister. photo by KF Shkendija: Emini celebrates his goal It was goalless between Rabotnichki and Shkendija almost the entire first half when Izair Emini scored in the last minute before the to bring Shkendija the lead. Six
Holders Pelister will face Akademija Pandev on their way to a second consecutive final, while Shkendija will search for a double title against local rivals Renova. The semifinal Cup draw took place today in the headquarters of the Football federation of Macedonia and the participating teams learnt their fate on the road to the trophy.
Renova and Sileks shared the points by playing a goalless draw in the opening match of Round 20 of the first league. Like their previous encounter in Kratovo last October, now the two played with the same unpopular result of 0:0. Both teams seemed defensively orientated making only few chances during the whole 90 minutes.