NFD pacesetters face strugglers

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

National First Division (NFD) Coastal and Inland streams pacesetters Maritzburg United and Dynamos should not have problems in protecting their top positions on their respective logs at the expense of the two streams' strugglers tomorrow.

Ian Palmer's United have been pitted against Ikapa Sporting at Erica Park Stadium in Cape Town at 3pm. Raymond Mdaka's Dynamos visit basement side Witbank Spurs at Atlantic Stadium in Witbank at the same time.

The Team of Choice, as United are widely known, are in the driver's seat in the Coastal Stream with nine points after winning their three opening matches.

The Dynamites, on the other hand, are tied on seven points on top of the Inland Stream table with Sammy Troughton's University of Pretoria. Sporting are fifth on the log after managing four points from a possible nine.

Spurs' players, who are under the guidance of Cyprian "Mahala" Maimane, are yet to celebrate a win this season after losing all their three matches.

Nathi Lions, who are second on the Coastal Stream log, also engage strugglers Durban Stars in a KwaZulu-Natal derby tonight at Chatsworth Stadium, starting at 8pm.

Hanover Park host Western Province United in a bottom-of-the-table clash at Vygieskraal Stadium today at 8pm.

A potential humdinger in the Inland Stream between FC AK and Mpumalanga Black Aces is confirmed for Eldorado Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

Other Fixtures:

Inland Stream

Today - Tuks: AmaTuks v GaRankuwa (8pm)

Tomorrow - Atlantic: Spurs v Dynamos (3pm)

Sunday - Seshego: Winnerspark v African Warriors (3pm).

Coastal Stream

Tomorrow - Erica Park: Sporting v Maritzburg United (3pm); Wolfson: Bay United v FC Cape Town (3pm).