Provincial playoffs loom

Richard Nkosi

Richard Nkosi

Safa Mpumalanga will stage their SAB Regional League provincial playoffs on March 28 at Embalenhle Stadium in Secunda.

Three regional champions from Nkangala, Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni will compete.

This Saturday will see Ehlanzeni staging their regional playoffs at Thulamahashe Stadium.

Mgwenya stream champions MP Highlanders will host their Kruger stream counterparts Nyamazane Celtics in the first leg.

The second leg will be held the following Sunday at KaBokweni Stadium.

The winner will represent the region at the provincial playoffs.

Meanwhile, Gert Sibande and Nkangala regions are expected to produce their champions in the next two weeks.

In Gert Sibande, Citizen have already been crowned champions of Stream B and they are waiting for the Stream A champions to be finalised.

The race in this stream is between Young Highlanders and Nedbank Cup last 32 team Sasol Thistle Grove. Highlanders have accumulated 58 points while Grove have pocketed 57, with one game left.

In Enkangala, Seven Stars lead the race with 32 points, with two games left. Lynnville All Stars are second with 68 points and a game in hand.

All Stars have lodged a protest against Black Vultures for allegedly fielding an unregistered player.

The provincial champions and runners-up will be promoted to the Mpumalanga Vodacom Promotional League.