12 October 2017

South Africa: ABC Motsepe League Season Hot Up

The SAFA ABC Motsepe League has continued to thrill, with teams from all the country's provinces showing great desire to make the national play offs this year. In Free State, Tshiame All Stars FC and Bloemfontein Celtic FC are already leading the way, joint topping the log with 12 points from four matches.

Celtic won 1-0 against Harmony FC, who are second from bottom, to claim second spot, while Tshiame thrashed Sibanye Golden Stars 5-0 to go top, with the two goals they have scored more than Celtic helping them.

Alexandra United and usual suspects Maccabi FC have emerged as the teams to watch in Gauteng as they sit first and second respectively.

Alexandra are top with 12 points in four matches, while Maccabi's 5-0 thrashing of Thembisa Sports Centre sees them claim second spot with 10 points from five matches.

That heavy loss firmly thrust Thembisa Sports Centre to the bottom of the log as it was their fifth straight of the season.

KwaZulu-Natal is led by Natal United, who's 7-0 victory over Ses' Khona saw them climb to the top of the log with seven points from three matches. Ladysmith United's 2-1 victory over Ashely United saw them move second with seven points from four matches, while Edenvale United remain rooted at the bottom of the log thanks to their two losses so far.

Limpopo is another hotly contested province, with Ndengeza currently ruling the roost following their 3-0 victory over Mighty FC. That win saw Ndengeza make it a perfect three out of three, while Polokwane United's 2-0 win in a derby against Polokwane Academy saw them move second on the log.

Giyani Hotspurs are finding it tough, with their 2-0 loss to Madritas, their third straight of the season, cementing them at the bottom of the log.

The Magic are bamboozling the opposition with real magic as they lead the Western Cape with 13 points from their first five matches.

Magic's top spot was confirmed by their 1-0 win over Atlatic Nacional, while ACE FC are second on the log.

Northern Cape, broken into two streams, is led by Hungry Lions and Kakamas in Stream A, while United Rovers lead Stream B.

Mpumalanga are currently led by Phiva Young Stars, who have won three of their first four matches.

FC Zone Mavo are second with nine points from four matches, while the bottom spot is occupied by Mapulaneng United, who have managed just one draw in four matches, with the other three matches ending in losses.

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