Spurs claim Mpumalanga derby bragging rights

Zakhele Ndlovu of Mbombela United rounding-off Witbank Spurs 'keeper Buti Khoza during their first round encounter.

Witbank Spurs kept themselves in the hunt for a top-three finish as they beat their provincial rivals 3-1 in a match that was held at Puma Rugby Stadium in Emalahleni on Saturday. Spurs goals were scored by Joshua Sauls (2) and Sabelo Nyembe. Inky Masuku, who missed a penalty earlier on during the game, scored Mbombela only goal.

The defeat for Tingwenyama ended their hopes for a promotion play-off spot. With two games to go, they occupy seventh spot with 40-points.

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Spurs on the other hands they still have a chance to book their play-off spot. They are currently perched in position six with 44-points after 28-games.
Also in the run for a play-off spot are Black Leopards on second place with 47-points, Stellenbosch FC with 46-points in third place, Royal Eagles and Amazulu are on fourth and fifth place respectively, with the same number of points and games as Spurs, only separated by goal difference.

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Spurs next game is against already relegated Santos FC at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday while Mbombela will travel to Eagles at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.
Spurs will wrap-up their 2016/17 season with a clash against another play-off spot chasers Eagles when they host them at Puma Rugby Stadium on Saturday whileMbombela will host Magesi FC at KaNyamazane Stadium.

Full weekend results:

University of Pretoria 3 0 Milano United AFC Tuks Stadium
Jomo Cosmos 1 2 Royal Eagles Tsakane Stadium
AmaZulu 3 0 Santos Prince Magogo Stadium
Cape Town All Stars 1 0 Thanda Royal Zulu FC Parow Park
Black Leopards 4 1 Magesi FC Thohoyandou Stadium
Witbank Spurs 3 1 Mbombela United Puma Rugby Stadium
FC Cape Town 1 0 Mthatha Bucks NNK Rugby Stadium
Stellenbosch FC 2 0 Real Kings FC Athlone Stadium
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Richard Nkosi

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