All scenarios have been discussed at length but the bottom two teams have been confirmed, Santos and UWC.
UWC had a brief stint in the league after they purchased a franchise about 2 years ago and finished 12th last year. Their time was not too fruitful as they struggled with the experience and competiveness of their opposition.
Santos continued their slip in the leagues and this year is most probably their worst as they exit the professional arena of South African Football, from NFD and to 2nd division. Their 3rd division team are relegated 2 years after their previous relegation in the same league.
Many have their opinion on the club’s demise but it looks like the powers that be have their own ideas on what’s wrong or, could it be that they’re unaware of where the faults are?
Football is a business in the modern day but when all is said and done, it’s still a game and football decisions cannot be neglected over business decisions.
All final matches are being played at 3:30PM on Saturday.
Silver Spurs (6), who had a good run to the season end, host UWC at Johnson Road. The students enjoyed a 1 nil victory when the sides met in January.
Santos have a difficult encounter in Avonwood against Riverside Rangers (6) who lost to the visitors when they last met.
A mid table clash in Site C has Cape Town United facing Rebels and it’s the home side that need the points on this one to ensure they don’t get caught in the relegation net, bearing in mind it might be a huge net.
FN Rangers (5) travel to Johnson road where Junction Rovers will be playing for their survival. If one takes the worst case scenario, then any team from position 10 down should be looking to win as their safety is not in their own hands.
Bayhill United (13) welcome Blaauwberg united to Rocklands and based on the fact that the travelling side has dropped points in their last few games, Bayhill probably has a good chance on this one. A scoreless draw was the last result when these 2 teams met.
League winners HBUFC play their last game at the Greens and it’s fitting that they end their campaign against the second placed side, D&G Orient. Surely this game will be an exhibition as 2 quality sides letting loose in their final league game and hopefully providing the crowd some entertainment. The Manneberg side better than last year where they finished 6th but the visitors can’t be outdone as they end this year in top spot after finishing off in 13th place the season before.
Bevcan Sports field is the venue for the Two Oceans (10) vs South End (14) encounter. The visitors probably the most desperate to take the points but they are also needed by the hosts. So, a must win for both sides.
Bellstar (12) and Hanover Park (8) are at Symphony Park where the home team will be hoping the relegation scenario works out for them. The Bellstar team had a better season last year and was hoping to have an impact this time around but the plan did not materialise. A mixed bag of results recorded for the visitors this season so this one could go either way.