Fighting for survival: Vondwe XI Bullets. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
With most of the ABC Motsepe League teams left with just six matches to play before the end of the season, the struggle for promotion and to avoid relegation is getting hotter by the day.
Following their superb performance in their game against Vondwe XI Bullets last weekend, Munaca FC are now leading Stream A. Munaca beat Bullets 3-2 and jumped to the top of the log with 20 points.
The defeat has sparked more reasons to press the panic button in the Bullets camp. The rookies had dropped from the second-last position to the bottom of the log with the defeat. Bullets are fighting for survival with nine points accumulated from 11 matches.
Mpheni Home Defenders are in a neck-and-neck situation with Munaca FC with the same number of points. Home Defenders would be shining on top of the log standings, had they managed to collect the maximum points in their match last weekend. They were held to a goalless draw by Blackpool FC at the Rabali Stadium on Saturday.
Although they managed to deposit one point into their league account last weekend, Blackpool are still not safe from the relegation axe. They are perched in the second-last position on the log standings with nine points.
Ablex United, who were fighting for survival at one stage, are now one of the teams closely contesting for the league championship. United are now lying in the third position, three points behind the top two teams, Munaca FC and Mpheni Home Defenders. Ablex United have a match in hand.
Emmanuel FC is in the fourth position on the log standings. They were leading the pack at the beginning of the season. The other relegation candidates are Musina United and Mikhado FC, who have 11 points each.
Date:03 March 2022 - By: 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.