The ABC Motsepe Western Cape stream is pretty tight at the top with only 4 points difference between log leaders, Zizwe United and 2nd placed Steenberg United. Both sides have 3 games remaining.
The SAB League CT stream is also on a knife edge where HBUFC are on the brink of claiming their first ever title in the league. The Hout Bay team require 6 more points from the 12 points available to them to confirm the feat.
Their closest rivals are D&G Orient who occupies 3rd position with 10 points adrift but with a game in hand. It’s all in the hands of the log leaders and if HBUFC can maintain the form and record the wins then the title will be theirs.
The bottom of the log sees a relegation battle between 6 teams with 10 points difference amongst them.
The problem for these teams is that this year will probably see more than 2 teams get relegated because of Cape Town teams struggling in the NFD. The ripple effect of NFD relegated teams will be felt in the ABC Motsepe and the SAB Leagues. The 2 teams who won promotion at the SAB League playoffs last year have secured their spots and the league will have to accommodate the relegated teams coming from the higher leagues.
The collapse of Santos continues as it looks like the NFD setup and the SAB team will get relegated this year. This could be different come end of the season but right now (7 games in NFD left and 4 left in SAB) it doesn’t look promising for the established club.
Other well known teams in the relegation mix are Junction Rovers and Bayhill United.
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