Maindis’ number one goalkeeper, Simphiwe Mabukane, is expected to be very busy on Sunday. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
With only two matches remaining before the end of the season, the struggle for the league championship and to escape the relegation axe will continue among the teams campaigning in the Hollywoodbets Super League this weekend. All matches will be played on Sunday afternoon.
Maindis Ladies will host University of Pretoria Ladies (Amatuks Ladies) at Malamulele Stadium. If Amatuks fail to collect the maximum points on Sunday, they will have only themselves to blame. Maindis have nothing at stake in the match as they are already in line to be relegated to the lower division. Maindis’ fate was sealed when the team lost 0-2 to City Lads at Mafikeng Stadium in the North West on Saturday, 14 October.
While the game will be a formality for Maindis, Amatuks must win the match at all costs to enhance their chances of finishing their league programme among the top four teams. Amatuks were in the sixth position on the log with 46 points, 20 behind the pace setters, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies.
First Touch Academy will entertain TS Galaxy Queens at Polokwane’s Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. The other Polokwane-based side, Copper Belts, will visit City Lads at the Mafikeng Stadium in North West.
Coal City Wizards will travel to Durban. Their match against Durban Ladies will be played at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban. City Wizards must score no fewer than 15 goals in their two remaining fixtures to survive the chop at the end of the season.
Richmond United will take on TUT Football Club at the Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley. The other fixtures are Royal AM vs Thunderbirds Ladies and JVW FC vs UWC.
Date:16 November 2023
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.