There have been tears of joy and moments of sadness alike in the South African football third-tier over the weekend as we have witnessed other teams getting relegated, while others were in a jubilation mood after qualifying to the provincial playoffs in their respective provinces.
In Gauteng province, the final day of fixtures saw four teams being relegated, two per stream.
Stream A had Blue Lions and La Masia positioned 8 and 9 individually succumbing to the heat. Blue Lions was a newly revamped and rejuvenated team after a legend of the game Jerry Sikhosana bought it, but it was already too late to be saved.
AJ United and Maholosiane were casualties from stream B. United was not playing in the ABC for the first time but didn’t live up to the expectations, the pressure was too high to be handled hence they collected only 4 points from a whopping 16 games.
Umvoti FC cruised their way to the ABC Motsepe League National Playoffs for the third time in a row after defeating Real Kings on away goals rule. Both sides locked horns in two-legged encounters in the KZN ABC League playoffs.
De General FC and Mangaung Unite will face each other in the Free State ABC League playoffs to determine the overall provincial winner and representative in the nationals playoffs after they were confirmed winners of their streams.
Here are all ABC Motsepe League weekend results
Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League
Bush Bucks 1-2 Siyanda
Tede United 0-1 Highbury
SUBS 0-1 SA Spear of the Nation
Sibiya All Stars 2-0 Amavarara
Bush Pirates 0-1 BCM Stars
Manchester United 0-0 Sinekani
Matta Milan 1-0 Port Elizabeth
PE Stars 1-2 AmaMpondo United
Free State ABC Motsepe League
Kovsies 1-1 Central University of Free State
Mangaung Unite 3-0 Harmony
Mphatlalatsane 0-2 Super Eagles
Dikwena United 0-2 Smaill Tigers
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 Matjhabeng
De General 1-0 Sibanye Golden Stars
Mathaithai 1-0 Dynamos
Calendon United 3-1 African Warriors
Gauteng ABC Motsepe League
Tembisa Sports Centre 2-2 Leruma United
African All Stars 2-0 M Tigers
Mamelodi All Stars 2-0 Dondol Stars
RESA 1-1 Dube Continental
AJ United 0-2 Wits University
Maholosiane 0-2 Alexandra Black Aces
NWU Vaal 1-2 Highlands Park
Mpumalanga ABC Motsepe League
Benfica 0-3 Sivutsa
Witbank City Lads 1-1 Kanyamazane All Stars
Passion 4-0 Kriel Football Academy
Lekwa City 4-1 Barberton City Stars
Witbank Shepard 1-2 VOC United
Mbombela City Lads 2-3 Bayern
BTM Sports 2-1 Mpumalanga Young Eagles
Elshaddai United 1-0 Mlambo Royal Cubs
Western Cape ABC Motsepe League
Police 1-5 Glendene United
Batalion 1-1 Zizwe United
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By FARPost Reporter