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PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFFS - MATCH 3 WRAP

BAROKA FC 2 BLACK LEOPARDS 1

The third of six matches in the Promotional Playoffs was played at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday 8th June 2017 and resulted in the home side Baroka beating Black Leopards for the first time ever and go to the top of the mini league standings at the halfway point of the Promotional Playoffs.

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Day two of the ABC Motsepe League Playoffs in East London on saw two matches played in Group A. Mpumalanga's Acornbush picked up their first three pointer by outpointing Gauteng based Maccabi 1 - 0, while North West oufit Buya Musuthu also won 1 - 0 as they beat The Dolphins from Limpopo. The Super Eagles from the Free State had a bye.

PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFFS - MATCH 3 PREVIEW

BAROKA FC vs BLACK LEOPARDS

The third of six matches in the Promotional Playoffs will be played at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday 8th June 2017 at 15h00 and pitch 15th placed PSL side Baroka FC up against 2nd placed NFD side Black Leopards in a Limpopo derby. It will be the second match for both sides who have each drawn against Cape side Stellenbosch FC.  

PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFFS DATES, VENUES and KICKOFF TIMES

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed the 2016/17 Promotion Play-off venues, dates and kick-off times.

The full fixtures are as follows:

31 May 2017- Stellenbosch FC vs Baroka FC          - Athlone Stadium (15h00)

03 June 2017- Black Leopards vs Stellenbosch FC  - Thohoyandou Stadium (15h00)

07 June 2017- Baroka FC vs Black Leopards           - Peter Mokaba Stadium (15h00)

HIGHLANDS PARK RELEGATED

Tembisa based Highlands Park were relegated back to the NFD after their home draw against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday. Highlands spent just one season in he top flight after their promotion in 2016. Baroka's win over Ajax Cape Town will see the Limpopo side join provincial rivals Lidoda Duvha and Stellenbosch FC in the Promotional Playoffs which will see one of the three sides play thier football in the lucrative PSL, with the other two campaigning in the NFD next season. The Playoffs begin on Wednesday 31st May. 

NFD PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFFS DRAW

The draw for the season ending NFD Promotional Playoffs was done at the offices of the PSL at lunchtime on Tuesday. The draw is as follows:

31 May 2017     Stellenbosch FC  vs  Baroka FC

03 June 2017     Black Leopards  vs  Stellenbosch FC

07 June 2017     Baroka FC  vs  Black Leopards

10 June 2017     Baroka FC  vs  Stellenbosch FC

14 June 2017     Stellenbosch FC  vs  Black Leopards

17 June 2017     Black Leopards  vs  Baroka FC

Venues and kick-off times will be confirmed to be confirmed.

KIKI MONARENG SPEAKS TO MBOMBELA UTD COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - SOSTERN GUTSAA

Kiki: Tell me about yourself who you are?

Sostern: I used to work.in the computer and IT industry. I have always had a passion for creating publications. I did a publication for Emahlangeni Sport Academy, which was a professional magazine. Everyone was happy and I subsequently joined Mbombela United in 2011 on a full time basis when they were promoted to the NFD, as I was seen as someone who can take over there media space duties like updating there website, twitter and facebook platforms.

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