Romania: CNFA Starts May 3rd!

American football started developing in Romania rapidly, and it attracts attract more and more attention.

In the fifth edition of the National Football Championship (CNFA), which begins on May 3rd, a record number of teams has enrolled. Thus, the eight teams will be divided into the Northwest Conference and Southern Conference. 

Northwest Conference will be composed of, the RoBOWL IV champion, Cluj Crusaders, Timisoara 89ers, and two new entries - Mureş Monsters and Baia Mare Miners. Bucureşti Rebels, Bucureşti Warriors, Bucureşti Predators and a hybrid team composed of players from Bucharest Wolverines and Prahova Thunder, which will debut in the championship as the Thunder Wolverines, will fulfill the Southern Conference. 

 The teams that have entered in the tournament, will face opponents from the same conference after the round robin competition system. The rounds between the two conferences will be played with a difference of one week to one another. 

After the end of regular season, the top two teams from each conference will meet in the semifinals. In the first semifinal, NV Conference champion will fight second ranked team of the Southern Conference, for a place in RoBOWL V, while the forefront team of S Conference will play will the second conference.

The first kick-off of this season will have place in Baia Mare, where the local team, Miners, will host the match against Timisoara 89ers. Also in that weekend, but Sunday, Cluj Crusaders will recive Mures Monsters visit.

Dragos-Serban Pop