By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
AFTER yesterday’s MTN 8 final match in Port Elizabeth and the Springbok’s Rugby World Cup opening match, the focus today shift to Limpopo where pride and the much needed three points is at stake for Limpopo’s high-riding National First Division (NFD) side Black Leopards who welcome log leaders, Cape Town All Stars.
Kick-Off for this highly anticipated top-of-the table clash which is expected to produce fire-works at the Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo is at 3pm (Live on SABC1)
Lidoda Duvha who are commanding a massive support at home know the importance of this match and victory this afternoon against All Stars who have so far dished out their best after having won all their first three matches.
Leopards’s Tshifhwa “Chief” Thidiela has since confirm on the club’s ever busy Social Media that the pitch has been declared playable after the recent down-pouring which has seen some of the NFD matches postponed in the other venues.
All Stars though will not be an easy meal, more so because they would be coming to this match with the hope of maintaining their unbeaten record and top position on the log. The Cape side who are coached by Dan “Dance” Malesela are currently on top of the log with 9 points and they are still to concede a goal as opposed to the four goals they have scored.
The Limpopo side on the other hand are have also scored four goals and haven’t conceded any, and they are lying second with 7 points after two wins and one draw and victory this afternoon will see them frog-jump the coastal side to the top position with 10 points.
In another match involving the Limpopo side this afternoon, Baroka FC have a date against Thanda Royal Zulu away at the Umhlathuzi Stadium in the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Baroka are third on the log with 7 points after two victories and one draw.
The other match of the day will be played at the NNK Rugby Stadium involving bottom of the log sides, FC Cape Town and Umthatha Bucks who are positioned on the 15th and 16th on the log respectively.
Yesterday’s NFD results are:
Royal Eagles 4 v Santos 1 (King Zwelithini)
Witbank Spurs 3 v Vasco da Gama 0 (Puma Rugby)
Moroka Swallows 0 v Mbombela United 2 (Dobsonville)