Latest Soccer NewsMotsepe Foundation Championship

Magesi FC take top spot as Orbit College falter

Magesi FC moved to the top spot in the Motsepe Foundation Championship log after edging Black Leopards 1-0 at Thohoyandou Stadium.

Veteran striker Rhulani Manzini (36) netted in the dying minutes of the Limpopo derby to hand Magesi maximum points against Black Leopards.

Magesi FC claimed their fifth successive win in the NFD to take pole position in the title race. The Clinton Larsen-coached team is sitting at the summit of the log with 39 points from 21 games.

They are one point away from second-placed University of Pretoria [AmaTuks] who have collected 38 points.


Elsewhere, another title-chasing side Orbit College stumbled in the Championship race after playing to a goalless draw against Maritzburg United at Olympia Park Stadium on Saturday.

The ‘Mswenko Boys’ as they are affectionately known, are positioned third on the standings with 37 points, two points adrift of a log leader Magesi.

Orbit College in action in the Motsepe Foundation Championship
Orbit College played a goalless draw against Maritzburg United

Meanwhile, relegation-threatened Platinum City Rovers suffered a 4-0 defeat against Pretoria Callies at Isak Steyl Stadium.

Platinum City Rovers are languishing at the bottom, occupying the 16th position on the table with 19 points. It is three points away from the 15th-placed Venda FC who beat Baroka FC 1-0 on Sunday.

In addition, Milford FC suffered yet another loss after going 1-0 down to JDR Stars on Saturday at Soshanguve Giant Stadium. The KZN-based outfit is occupying the 13th position with 20 points.


Friday, 08 March 2024

AmaTuks 2-1 Hungry Lions

Saturday, 09 March 2024

Upington City 1-1 Marumo Gallants

Platinum City Rovers 0-4 Pretoria Callies

Orbit College 0-0 Maritzburg United

JDR Stars 1-0 Milford FC

Casric Stars 2-2 NB La Masia

Black Leopards 0-1 Magesi

Sunday, 10 March 2024

Baroka FC 0-1 Venda FC

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