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The National First Division, The NFD

MACCABI FC AND TS SPORTING PROMOTED TO NFD

Maccabi FC from Gauteng and TS Sporting from Mpumalamga have been promoted to the NFD after winning their semi-finals in Polokwane this afternoon.

While Maccabi saw off the challenge of local favourites The Dolphins 3 - 1, TS Sporting drew 1 - 1 with Mangaung United at full time forcing post match penalties. With the shootout level at 4 all, Mangaiung missed their spot kick. And with TS sporting holding their nerve, the Mpumalanga side slooted thie spot kick to advance to the final of the Motsepe League on Saturday, but more crucial, earn their place in the NFD for next season. 

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

The ABC Motsepe League playoffs started in Polokwane on Monday. There is a new format in 2018 with 3 groups of 3 teams each. Ech team in a group will play each other. The top team in each group plus the best second placed team will play in the semi-finals. The winner if the semifinals will play in a final with both teams being promoted to the NFD. The winners earn R1m while the runner-up takes home R500 000.00

RESULTS DAY 3

THE DOLPHINS 1 BUYA MSUTHU 1

UMVOTI FC 3 MANAUNG 4

MACCABI 0 TS SPORTING 0

 

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 28 WRAP

CT ALL STARS 1 HIGHLANDS PARK 1

All Stars became the only team to take points off newly crowned NFD champions Highlands Park both home and away this season when they played to a stalemate in Cape Town on Friday. The teams had played to a goalless draw earlier in the season at the Makhulong Stadium. The point drops the Cape side to 8th on the log and signals the end of any chance of making the Playoffs. Highlands also miss their target of 71 points for the season.

UBUNTU CT FC 0 ROYAL EAGLES 1

PSL ANNOUNCE NFD PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFF DATES

The PSL announced the dates for the end of season NFD Promotional Playoff dates. The teams will be announced as soon as the season has been concluded.

May 16 - NFD 2nd place vs PSL 15th

May 20 - NFD 3rd place vs NFD 2nd place

May 23 - PSL 15th vs NFD 3rd place

May 26 - PSL 15th vsNFD 2nd place

May 30 - NFD 2nd place vs NFD 3rd place

May 30 - NFD 3rd place vs PSL 15th

Times and venues will be comfirmed in due course. 

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 26 WRAP

HIGHLANDS PARK 5 UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 1

Highlands Park clinched the 2017/18 NFD title when they hammered Tuks at home on Saturday to avenge the defeat in Pretoria earlier in the season. Mahlangu, Sekola, Mbatha, Shalulile and Mngqibisa all scored for the home side who extended their unbeaten run to 21 matches. Petersen scored a consolation goal for Tuks, but victory was sweet for the Lions of the North who will play in the PSL next season. Tuks drop to 9th after the loss.     

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 25 WRAP

UTHONGATHI FC 1 SUPER EAGLES 1

Both Uthongathi and Super Eagles remained just outside the relegation dogfight after their stalemate on Saturday. Ngema opened the score for the home side after just 12 minutes with the homeside taking that lead into the break. The visitors fought back quickly to snatch the equaliser only 3 minutes into the second half when Mbuli netted for the Free State side.  

WITBANK SPURS 1 MTHATHA BUCKS 0

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