Two Limpopo teams Baroka FC and Magesi FC remain strong contenders for promotion to the DStv Premiership after wins this weekend. Baroka beat Pretoria Callies 2-1 in Lebowakgomo on Saturday while Magesi won 2-0 against Marumo Gallants on Sunday.

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The wins see Magesi jump into position two while Baroka are fourth with 11 matches to go. Magesi trail log leaders University of Pretoria by just a single point while their neighbours Baroka are behind by three points.


Meanwhile, Black Leopards also won 3-1 against Platinum City Rovers at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday to keep their hopes of promotion alive. They are currently on 26 points, eight behind AmaTuks.

Their coach Solly Luvhengo was pleased with how his team played in Thohoyandou on Saturday. “We played very well on Wednesday, but we ended up with a disappointing result. We have played Platinum City Rovers before and we saw that there are spaces that we can exploit. That’s why we went with three up front with very speedy players.”

Luvhengo also singled out new signing Donald Mudau who scored a hattrick in just his second match. “God works in mysterious ways. We played Mudau in the first game when we opened after we signed him in January. The boy got chances in that first game but he missed. The supporters were after him and I stood up and told him I support you.

“I told him we know why we signed you and coach Papi [Zothwane] had a chat with him yesterday to stay calm. The goals will come just from being in the good areas. We are happy that he was rewarded with a hat trick which is the quickest in the Motsepe foundation championship. For me I am happy for him and the rest of the team.” Another Limpopo side Venda FC got a crucial win away to Hungry Lions on Saturday.

Limpopo teams remain in contention for promotion to DStv Premiership
Baroka FC celebrate a goal


Sunday, 18 February
Orbit College 0-1 Casric Stars
Marumo Gallants 0-2 Magesi FC

Saturday, 17 February
Black Leopards 3-1 City Rovers
Baroka FC 2-1 Pretoria Callies
Hungry Lions 0-1 Venda FC
Milford FC 0-0 Maritzburg Utd

Friday, 16 February
AmaTuks 2-1 Upington City
La Masia 0-0 JDR Stars