ABC Motsepe play- off poser
EIGHT provinces are waitingwaitin on Safa and Gauteng to decide just who will take up the remain remaining place in Group A of the ABCA Motsepe League play- offs.
The other teams have beenb confirmed, but Gauteng is still without a representative aftera Vaal Professionals lodged a complaintc plaint of bribery and corruptioncorrup against champions Maccabi,Macc with the matter set to be ruledru on tomorrow. CEO DennisDen Mumble said Safa will pronouncep nounce on the GautengGaut case.
“We h have seen someso quality teamstea go to the NFDN Some even dominateddo nated the NFD. M Most of them take just one season and quickly get promotedp moted to the NFD,” MumbleMum said.
“The“The process of other teamste is with the disciplinary committee.c mittee. We are working w with the police to make sure thatth it does not happen again. We haveh taken measures to make sures corruption does not destroy our football. We have to defend the integrity of the competition.”competition
The other teams that makemak up Group A are Super Eagles FC from Free State, Buya Msu Msuthu from North West, DolphinsDolph from Limpopo and AcornbushAcornb United from Mpumalanga.
Group B is made up of tournamentt nament hosts EC Bees, KZN’sKZ Uthongathi, Zizwe United of Western Cape and Mains Mainstay United from Northern Cap Cape.
The teams will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s champions Magesi FC, who went on to campaign in the recently concluded NDF season.
The side from Moletjie found South Africa’s second-tier tough and were relegated to the ABC Motsepe League along with former PSL winners Santos.
The winners of the two groups will be promoted to the NFD, with the side that wins the final taking home an added incentive of R1m. An amount of R20 000 of the grand prize will be donated to a youth development programme, while R100 000 of the half a million won by the runners up will also go to a youth development programme.
The play- offs will take place from next week Monday until Sunday in East London.
Jan Smuts Stadium and Sisa Dukashe will host the group stage matches as well as the semifinals, with the grand finale set to take place at Buffalo City Stadium on June 11 with a 3pm kick- off.
BUSTER: Dennis Mumble will pronounce on the Gauteng case where a team is accused of corruption.