Winner will widen log gap

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The two unbeaten clubs campaigning in the South African Football Association’s (Safa) Promotion Women’s League in Bloemfontein, Napoli and Inter Madrid, will meet on Saturday (24/04).

The fixture was rescheduled for this Saturday by the local football association.

One of the club’s unbeaten record is set to tumble when they meet in an eagerly awaited fixture in the first round of the league competition.

Having rested, they are expected to come out guns blazing given their prospects to widen the gap at the top of the table.

Madrid already ended the winning streak of Dikonyela a week ago, winning by 8 – 1.

Napoli and Madrid both have 21 points to their credit.

However, Napoli remain at the top of the log, while Madrid is in second place due to the number of goals they have scored. The log leaders have scored 39 goals, and Madrid 27, after seven league matches played so far.

Dikonyela, currently in third position, will look to redeem themselves after the first huge loss to Madrid.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated 2021 Sasol Women’s League in the Free State kicked off this weekend (17/04). Clubs return to action after an absence of just over a year after sport was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year in March.

This year will mark 12 years of the existence of the competition, which is a partnership between Safa and the sponsor. This is the second highest women’s football competition in the country after the National Women’s League, which will officially also start on Saturday.

The league features 144 clubs countrywide (16 per province). The provincial champions meet each other at the end of each season to determine the overall champion, who is automatically promoted to the senior professional rank, the National Women’s League.

Ixias, the team of the Central University of Technology’s (CUT) Welkom campus, was crowned the 2019 Free State champions.

However, they were unsuccessful in gaining promotion the top-flight league, as they lost at the national promotion play-offs.

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