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Sport - Date: 05 March 2021
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 542
After a break of two weeks, business will continue as usual for the teams affiliated to the GladAfrica Championship League this weekend.
All eyes will be on the match between Sekhukhune United and Free State Stars at the Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa. United and Stars are fiercely competing for the league championship title. Sekhukhune are in the second position on the log standings with 24 points, three behind the pace setters, Richards Bay FC. Free State Stars are in the sixth spot with seven points behind Richards Bay FC.
Whether the stars from the Free State will have enough strength to neutralize United’s playmakers, Thabang Kobela and Yusuf Maart, is something that remains to be seen.
Uthongathi FC will fly from Durban to Cape Town. Their match against Cape Umoya United will be played at the Athlone Stadium.
The other match that is expected to keep the fans at the edge of their seats will be between Polokwane City and University of Pretoria at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Both Polokwane City and University of Pretoria stand a chance to lift the league title trophy at the end of the season.
Richards Bay FC will visit the rookies, Bizana Pondo Chiefs, at the Mthatha Stadium in the Eastern Cape. Should they fail to collect the maximum points in the match, Richards Bay will have only themselves to blame. Pondo Chiefs are fighting for survival at the bottom of the log. The spirit is high in the Richards Bay camp, following their 2-1 victory over TS Sporting in their Nedbank Cup match last weekend.
The other title chasers, JDR Stars, will host Cape Town All Stars at the Soshanguve Giant Stadium outside Pretoria. Jomo Cosmos will host TS Sporting, with whom they will lock horns at the Olën Park Stadium in Potchefstroom. The Cape Town derby between Ajax Cape Town and Steenberg United will be played at the Cape Town Stadium, while Pretoria Callies will entertain Royal AM at the Lucas Moripe Stadium outside Pretoria.
Sekhukhune United’s playmaker, Thabang Kobela.
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.