BLACK Leopards have themselves to blame after they failed to take their home ground advantage to collect maximum points after they were held to a goalless draw by Stellenbosch FC, WRITES NAKAMPE LEKWADU.
This Promotional Play-Offs at the packed Thohoyandou Stadium in Venda, Limpopo was characterised by many missed opportunities with the home side as the main culprit, and at the end of the day it were the visitors from the Western Cape who had the last laugh after managing a point in the bag at the end of regulated time.
This was Stellenbosch’ second match in these three-clubs play-offs after having played another Limpopo side, Baroka FC who are battling to maintain their Absa Premiership status following their 15th position finish on the elite league log. The match against Baroka at home in Cape Town at the Athlone Stadium last Wednesday ended in 2-all.
This is Lidodha Duvha’ second attempt to return back to the top flight league after their first campaign two seasons ago was dwarfed by Jomo Cosmos who earned their passage at the expense of the same Leopards and Moroka Swallows.
Leopards’ next match is away to their cross-town neighbours, Baroka at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on June 7 before they could take another long trip to Cape Town to face Stellenbosh at the Athlone Stadium on June 10 then finally at home at the Thohoyandou Stadium against Baroka on June 27. Before that match, Baroka would have play-hosted Stellenbosch at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 14.