Old rivalry renewed when Kaizer Chiefs take on Baroka FC. Photo: supplied

The Limpopo province soccer fraternity’s mixed fortunes at all levels


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The state of affairs in the National First Division (NFD) and the ABSA Premiership has triggered mixed fortunes for the Limpopo soccer fraternity. 

Baroka, which is placed seventh on the PSL log standings, was on the brink of glory after securing a spot in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals.

The Limpopo team will travel to Port Elizabeth for their “away” match with Kaizer Chiefs at the 46 000-capacity Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. 

In the ABSA Premiership, another Limpopo team, Polokwane City was not doing well in the league this season. 

The team is sitting dangerously on position 13, with a total of 27 points.

City is one place above 14th-placed SuperSport United which was also in possession of 27 points.      

With six matches left before the end of the season, City needs to collect as many points as possible to avoid relegation.

The home team will host Supersport United at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium next Wednesday 4 April, in a fixture which promises to be a humdinger between the two teams that are desperately trying to avoid relegation.  

In the National First Division, Black Leopards stand a fighting chance to qualify for the promotional play-offs. 

The Thohoyandou-based team was sitting on position two on the log standings with 38 points, 15 points behind log leaders Highlands Park FC who bagged 53 points. 

It appears Highlands Park is running away with the league title, leaving the teams in the top five competing for a chance to compete in the play-offs. 

Fifth-placed Tshakuma Tsha Madzhivhandila can still make it to the promotional play-offs, with 36 points in the bag currently.   

In the NFD this weekend, Tshakuma Tsha Madzhivhandila will host Highlands Park FC on 31 March, while Black Leopards host Stellenbosch FC on Sunday, 1 April.

29 days ago       28 March 2018