Teams go head to head in clash

2017-03-29 06:02
Lebogang Mothibantwa, Kingston FC coach, urging on the players. Photo: Teboho Setena

Lebogang Mothibantwa, Kingston FC coach, urging on the players. Photo: Teboho Setena

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The championship race for the Mangaung SAB League stream is set for a photo finish with two teams as favourites to lift the title.

Kingston and Kovsies remain in the lead while the rest of the clubs fight for leftovers.

These two Bloemfontein-based teams are two points adrift.

Kovsies still lead with 59 points, with Kingston in second position with 57 points.

Last season’s runner up, Kingston, have made great strides, managing to reduce the ten-point lead to just two points after their emphatic 2-1 win over the defending champions, Kovsies, in a match played on Tuesday, 21 March.

The fixture was initially set for 5 April, but was brought forward after it was postponed more than twice.

The defeat was Kovsies’ first during the current season.

The win fuelled Kingston in their championship winning ambitions and their coach, Lebogang Mothi­bantwa, aims to increase the prospects of his team by snatching the title away from Kovsies, led by Queen Modutoane.

The status quo has Modutoane’s players under immense pressure.

The defending champions are bound to bring their best in their quest to defend their title and win the Mangaung SAB League for the second time in a row.

They are also compelled to avoid mistakes, which will favour Kingston. who are lying in big wait to capitalise.

With six matches left to play to end the current season, the race for the league title is peaking and both sides appear determined to conquer the third-tier league played under the auspices of the South African Football Association (Safa). Further losses or draws for Kovsies in the remaining matches will be devastating to their quest in the event Kingston win all their fixtures.

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