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Sport - Date: 13 November 2020
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 541
The long-awaited SAB League provincial playoffs will finally be staged at the Bela Bela High School Stadium in the Waterberg District this weekend. As usual, five teams representing the five regional football associations will take part in the annual event.
Teams that will represent their respective regions in the tournament are: Denilton Callies (Sekhukhune), Terrors FC (Waterberg), Emmanuel FC (Mopani), Mandebele FC (Capricorn) and Madridtas FC (Vhembe).
The matches will be played in a round-robin format, with each team expected to play four matches in the tournament. Five matches will be played tomorrow, with the same number of matches scheduled for Sunday. Tomorrow’s programme will be opened by the match between the hosts, Terrors FC, who will rub shoulders with Mandebele FC. Madridtas FC will entertain Emmanuel FC soon afterwards.
Denilton Callies will battle it out against Terrors FC in the match that is scheduled to kick off at 12:00. Madridtas FC will take on Mandebele FC later in the afternoon. The day’s programme will be wrapped up by the match between Emmanuel FC and Denilton Callies.
Sunday’s programme is expected to commence with the match between Denilton Callies and Mandebele FC at 08:00. Emmanuel FC will host Terrors FC in what promises to be a humdinger. Denilton Callies’ final match will be against Madridtas FC at 12:00. Emmanuel FC and Mandebele FC will follow suit two hours thereafter.
Asked about their state of readiness for the event, the head coach of Madridtas FC, Mr Ernot Dzaga, said that his team was going to compete and not just add their names to the number of the participating teams.
The top two teams in the tournament will be promoted to the ABC Motsepe League. Mpheni Home Defenders represented the Vhembe Regional Association last year.
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.