After a few hurdles, the teams from the ABC Motsepe League began playing the playoff games. In order for the Young Bafana Soccer Academy to participate in the current games in Pietermaritzburg, the matter had to be brought before a judge.
Young Bafana was accused of using two unregistered players, according to a complaint from Zizwe United. In court, the management and Young Bafana have refuted the accusation as untrue. Both teams compete in the Western Cape province’s Motsepe League.
However, the provincial championship games got off to a strong start on Wednesday and went smoothly into the second day. Amavarara FC from the Eastern Cape, which is attempting to advance to the Motsepe Foundation Championship, started off strong by defeating Young Bafana 2-1 in the Group B encounter at the Harry Gwala Stadium. The positive results aided Amavarara’s progress as they work towards the next round of the playoffs.
The results of previous matches were as follows: Orbit TVET College defeated Mlambo Royal 2-0, while Umsinga United shocked everyone by defeating Dondol Stars FC 2-1. Many people are surprised because Dondol Stars was the team that many were looking forward to after their run in the Nedbank Cup last season. The big teams competing in the DStv Premiership struggled against Dondol Stars. However, if it plays well in the upcoming games, it may be able to fix things.
It is crucial for Amavarara to win another match in order to be in a strong position regardless of what transpires in other teams’ games because they are competing to go to the final round, which gives them an opportunity to be promoted.
Amavarara will face Upington City tomorrow at 3pm at Harry Gwala Stadium. Despite how challenging the playoffs are, Amavarara remains eager for the crucial game tomorrow. The games, according to Safa, are streamed on Facebook. In its latter stages, they can be watched on SABC TV.