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Leopards/Magesi match will be NFD’s centre of attraction this weekend

FANS in Limpopo will be divided when National First Division sides, Black Leopards and Magesi face each other in a crucial encounter tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, May 6), WRITES NAKAMPE LEKWADU

The match at the Thohoyandou Stadium which is scheduled for 3pm is more a game as both sides are desperately looking forward for the vital three points at stake. Leopards are second on the log with 44 points and they need nothing but victory in this match to strengthen their chances of finishing in the top three brackets which will guarantee them a place in the National First Division Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs.

With five more clubs challenging Lidoda Duvha to the top three finish, it is do or die for them. For the records, Leopards are challenged by the likes of Stellenbosch FC (3rd with 43 points, Royal Eagles, AmaZulu and Witbank Spurs who are 4th, 5th and 6th positions with 41 points each.

On the other hand Magesi can’t afford to lose this match as that might signal end of the road for them in the NFD and they will join Santos who are technically relegated. They are lying 14th on the log with 28 points and a draw is not something they will be interested in this match, more so because they are neck to neck with FC Cape Town (15th position) who are on the same level with them on point with only a single goal difference separating them on the 14th and 15th position.

In another interesting crucial Derby, Witbank Spurs will be home to cross-town neighbours, Mbombela United (7th with 40 points) who also have an outside chance of finishing in the top three brackets. Kick-Off at the Puma Rugby Stadium is at 3pm.

The rest of the NFD fixtures this weekend are

Saturday, May 6: FC Cape Town v Mthatha Bucks (NRK Rugby Stadium), Stellenbosch FC v Real Kings (Athlone)

Sunday, May 7:  University of Pretoria v Milano United (Tuks Stadium), Jomo Cosmos v Royal Eagles (Tsakane Stadium), AmaZulu v Santos (Princess Magogo) and Cape Town All Stars v Thanda Royal Zulu.

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