The GAC title race reaches fever pitch

Vusimuzi Mngomezulu Richards Bay FC

Staff Reporter

Friday May 06, 2022. 13:00

All eyes will be on Richards Bay and University of Pretoria as they head into the penultimate round of the GladAfrica Championship level on points, with all games set to take place on Sunday, May 8.

On matchday 28, Richards Bay lost two crucial points in their 2-2 stalemate against Uthongathi at the King Zwelithini Stadium, while Tuks made sure to capitalize following their 1-0 win over Venda.

The results meant that going into this week’s round of fixtures, Richards Bay and Tuks are level on points (50), making for an exciting end to the 21/22 campaign.

Richards Bay will travel to the Kabokweni Stadium as they face TS Sporting who will be fighting to avoid the drop. As for Tuks, the Pretoria side will take on Cape Town Spurs at the Athlone Stadium.

Over in the Mother City, Spurs will be hoping to shrug off their poor run of form and are currently three points from the drop zone. The Cape Town outfit have recorded just one win in their last five outings, recording three draws and a loss during this time.

Elsewhere, Venda Football Academy face a stern test in the form of Black Leopards, who are currently the most in form team in the league. Venda are currently in fourth place and off the back of a 1-0 defeat against Tuks. As for Lidoda Duvah, they are currently on a run of six consecutive wins in the league.

In other fixtures, Free State Stars will host Polokwane City at Goble Park, as both teams look to finish in the top half come the end of season. The visitors currently occupy 6th spot, while Free State Stars are 8th, as the two sides are separated by one point.

Jomo Cosmos, who were relegated from the professional ranks of South African football last week, will welcome Platinum City Rovers to the Tsakane Stadium.

Also, TTM will look to steer away from the drop zone when they face Uthongathi at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, as they linger just three points ahead of TS Sporting who occupy the 15th spot.

JDR Stars will host Pretoria Callies as they look to end the season on a high after recording four draws and a loss in their last five fixtures. Callies head into the tie with a slightly more favourable form sheet, after picking up a 2-0 away win against Polokwane City in their last outing.


Sunday, May 8

15h00: Hungry Lions v CT All Stars

15h00: TS Sporting v Richards Bay

15h00: Free State Stars v Polokwane City

15h00: Jomo Cosmos v Platinum City

15h00: TTM v Uthongathi

15h00: JDR Stars v Pretoria Callies

15h00: Black Leopards v Venda Football Academy

15h00: Cape Town Spurs v University of Pretoria