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Will 'Winning Park' be Losers' Park?

By unknown | Jun 08, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Seshego Stadium, the home of Winnerspark, has been nicknamed "The Winning Park" by the side's supporters and it is to be seen if the epithet fits on Sunday.

Winnerspark welcome the tricky University of Pretoria, alias AmaTuks, in the second leg of the National First Division (NFD) Platinum playoffs and kickoff is at 3.15pm.

The hosts made a strong case for qualification for the final of the relegation-promotion spectacular after holding AmaTuks to a scoreless draw in the first leg in Tshwane on Wednesday.

Apart from the quality Winnerspark have in their playing personnel, the hosts will also be spurred on by their ever-vociferous loyalists who are expected, as always, to come in droves on Sunday. There is also another motivational factor for Winnerspark to succeed on Sunday: Their results against AmaTuks this past season.

They beat the visitors 1-0 at the same venue after having held them to a 2-all draw in the first round of their league encounters in Tshwane.

"Obviously, we are psychologically prepared for this match and we should win on Sunday," Trevor Lekalakala, Winnerspark's publicist, said yesterday.

"But we are not reading too much into the past results against them because it will be a different ball game this time round. But we have the reason to win this match."

While many pundits have tipped Winnerspark to win on Sunday, AmaTuks' striker Dumisani Masilela believes they are capable of causing a stir in Seshego.

"We are going to Seshego to play as much as we can and I can't rule out our chances of winning on Sunday," said the confident Masilela, the reigning NFD player of the season.

Bernard Molekwa and Sibusiso Nhlapo are some of the players from the hosts' ensemble capable of sending AmaTuks packing from the playoffs.

Masilela's possible combination with George Maluleke upfront could see other people renaming the stadium "The Losers' Park" on Sunday.


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