JDR Stars’ head coach, Mr Nditsheni Nemasisi.

Stars and Cape Town Spurs in GladAfrica clash


The struggle for promotion and to escape relegation at the end of the season will continue among the teams affiliated to the GladAfrica Championship League this weekend.

Whether Cape Town Spurs will have enough strength to stop JDR Stars is something that remains to be seen. Stars will host Spurs at the Soshanguve Giant Stadium outside Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.

JDR Stars are currently leading the pack, following last Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Bizana Pondo Chiefs. The Stars’ head coach, Mr Nnditsheni Nemasisi, emphasised that they were not going to underestimate the Spurs from the mother city, even though the latter are fighting for survival at the bottom of the log standings.

Spurs are still to win a league match to date. They lost three of the six matches they had played so far and shared the spoils on three occasions. Mr Nemasisi further stated that he had told his players about the dangers of complacency. He again stated that they were not going to allow Spurs to register their first victory at Stars’ expense.  

The newcomers, Bizana Pondo Chiefs, will fly to Cape Town where they will meet Cape Umoya United at the Athlone Stadium. Sekhukhune United will be visitors to Free State Stars at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem.

The other title chasers, Jomo Cosmos, will enjoy the home-ground advantage in their match against Royal AM. The match will be played at the Vosloorus Stadium in Johannesburg.

All eyes will be on the Cape Town derby between Steenberg United and Cape Town All Stars at the Cape Town Stadium. The other weekend fixtures are Pretoria Callies vs Polokwane City, University of Pretoria vs Uthongathi FC and Richards Bay FC vs TS Sporting FC.




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Date:15 January 2021 - By: Frank Mavhungu

Frank Mavhungu

Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990.  He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.



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