Pressure is piling up for Limpopo side Black Leopards to save their Motsepe Foundation Championship status. This comes as Lidoda Duvha lost their 11th game of the season and remains rooted at the bottom of the log. They went down 2-1 to Pretoria Callies at Thohoyandou Stadium.
BLACK LEOPARDS NOT CONVERTING THEIR CHANCES
“We are creating chances, but we are not scoring and we give away silly goals,” beyond Leopards coach Owen Da Gama.
“Even last week, in the first half we were supposed to win 4-0 but we didn’t convert even if it’s an open goal. But we will continue to push. I am not someone who gives up. We will push until the end. We need 15 points from the last eight games, and we must get them.”
HOW OTHER LIMPOPO TEAMS ARE DOING IN MOTSEPE FOUNDATION CHAMPIONSHIP
City are top of the log following a 2-0 win away to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on Sunday. They are on 46 points, two points above their closest promotion contenders Cape Town Spurs. With eight matches to go, Rise and Shine could find themselves competing in the DStv Premiership once again. They are the only club from Limpopo currently in the top eight.
Bakgaga Ba Mphahele, competing in the first division following their relegation last season are at position nine. Their chances of gaining promotion or at least securing a promotion playoff spot are slim. This is as they are on 26 points from 11 matches.
Despite their excellent start to the season, Magesi are not yet safe from relegation. They are also on 26 points and sit on position 11. Two more wins can secure their safety from any danger. Their next league match is against Black Leopards on Tuesday, 14 March at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
VENDA FOOTBALL ACADEMY
VFA is another club that is not safe from facing the chop at the end of the season. They have already changed coaches three times this season with Joel Masutha currently at the helm. VFA are third from bottom, nine pints above Black Leopards.
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