Eagles, Roses tested

2015-05-13 06:00
TIGHT CHASE: Super Eagles striker Kambule Nhlanhla (in white) dribbles past Dinonyana’s defenders Pearl Mazibuko and Mofudi Mosia, as well as Simon Masisi (in the background), during the two clubs’ league fixture played at the Bronville Stadium on Sa

TIGHT CHASE: Super Eagles striker Kambule Nhlanhla (in white) dribbles past Dinonyana’s defenders Pearl Mazibuko and Mofudi Mosia, as well as Simon Masisi (in the background), during the two clubs’ league fixture played at the Bronville Stadium on Sa

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football side Super Eagles’ 2-1 win over Dinonyana kept alive their dream to win the South African Football Association (Safa) ABC Motsepe League in the Free State.

The Eagles are in a tightly-contested race with Roses, who also recorded a 4-0 win over the struggling Days. Both matches were played at the weekend (09/05). Eagles were, however, made to conjure up some fighting spirit by gutsy Dinonyana in their game played at the Bronville Stadium in Welkom, while Roses cruised to victory in Bloemfontein.

Roses are in second position with 64 points, trailing the Bethlehem side who are leading by just a point. Both Roses and Eagles are favourites to win the league and qualify for this year’s Safa Second Division national promotional play-offs scheduled to be staged in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Eagles and Roses have just three games left to realise the dream of qualifying for the national promotional play-offs, which will bring them a step closer to playing in the professional league, National First Division (NFD).

If the two clubs, Roses and Eagles, continue their winning streak, it will take the last match between them to decide this year’s Free State winner.

The two teams will battle it out in a decisive league fixture on 30 May.

Roses, led by Duncan Lechesa as the head coach, are desperate to win and make it to the national play-offs in Kimberley to intensify their campaign to regain NFD status. The Bloemfontein side was relegated at the end of the 2013-’14 season after a dismal campaign

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