Three teams from four got lucky in the draw for filling the last remaining placed in the North group of the third league.
In the new season the North will see 16 participants as no relegation was announced since the past season never ended. All teams that participated last season are guaranteed a place except Cementarnica 55 because this team was disqualified when the season was still underway. Also, leaders Fortuna will take place as well after they weren’t lucky in the draw for filling the second league group West.
Since all the forth leagues were also suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided the leaders at the moment of the interruption to be given a chance to get promoted. Meanwhile, the FFM brought a decision that a maximum of 16 teams can participate in a third league group. That means that having 13 teams from last season leaves 3 empty places.
The leaders of 4.MFL groups Skopje, Gazi Baba, Kisela Voda and Kumanovo (click on each to view standings) entered the draw instead of playing play-offs. Those teams were Nju Stars, Rashtak, Aerodrom and Bashkimi with Rashtak being the unlucky team not to get promoted.
Bashkimi from the city of Kumanovo is actually a former top flight participant whose golden years were from 2003/04 until 2007/08. The last played in the third level in the season 2013/14 when they got relegated.
Nju Stars is a team that will make their debut in the third level. Based in Skopje’s neighborhood of Gjorche Petrov, the club was formed in 2011 as a youth academy, but at senior level participates only in the past three seasons.
Aerodrom is a resurrected club from the same called club that participated in the North in the season 2011/12 but dropped at half-season. They restarted last season.
All the participants in the new season:
3.MFL North 2020/21