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PSL Relegation Battle Permutations: Who Needs What?

The PSL Relegation Dogfight Goes Down To The Wire

By Soccer Laduma - May 19, 2017 09:32 AM

With the Absa Premiership title having been decided, as Bidvest Wits took the honours in the penultimate fixtures for the 2016/17 season on Wednesday, the focus now on the relegation battle at the bottom half of the log.

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NFD sides, Black Leopards and Stellenbosch FC, are awaiting confirmation of the PSL team that will finish 15th on the log and join them for this year’s play-offs, while the focus will also be on the side that will be automatically relegated from Mzansi’s top tier.

As things stand, Baroka are at the bottom of the log with 25 points and are one point behind 15th placed Highlands Park who collected 26 points so far this season.

Free State Stars are 14th and tied on 27 points with 13th placed Chippa United, while Bloemfontein Celtic are 12th on the standings with 28 points.

Baroka will visit Ajax Cape Town at the Cape Town Stadium for their last game and a loss for them will confirm their automatic relegation from the PSL.

If Baroka win and Highlands Park lose their last game, which will be against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Makhulong Stadium, the Lions of the North will be automatically relegated.

Should both Baroka and Highlands Park win their games and Free State Stars lose theirs against Chippa United, Ea Lla Koto will be automatically relegated. 

A draw for Ea Lla Koto and wins for Highlands Park and Baroka, the Bethlehem outfit would go into the play-offs because of their better goal difference over Bakgaga.

Chippa will need just a draw to be safe and a win for them will be a bonus to confirm their stay in the PSL. A loss for the Chilli Boys and wins for both Baroka and Highlands Park will mean that the Port Elizabeth outfit is automatically relegated and if that happens, Bakgaga will participate in the play-offs.

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Celtic could find themselves in trouble if they lose against Maritzburg United, Baroka wins by a big score as well as if Chippa and Stars draw their games and Highlands Park wins. 


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sicknote Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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sicknote May 19, 2017 11:43 AM
It will be very very very tough as we wll see joy and tears .thats football anyway
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seifa May 19, 2017 11:27 AM
Baroka will stay trust me i no is my home team just wait and watch
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Fofana-Samba May 19, 2017 11:05 AM
Highlands is dropping and chippa to play off
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cedrick wa leswaiswai May 19, 2017 10:51 AM
Good n thorough preparations are breeding grounds 4 success. Just compare leaque winners n relegation candidates as proof.
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Juju F May 19, 2017 10:43 AM
Baroka wl go on playoffs while Highlanders parks goes straight to NFD
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@McCoora May 19, 2017 10:42 AM
A real dogfight this is gonna be exciting,in fact PSL has been exciting throughout this season
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#TEAM OF CHOICE May 19, 2017 10:33 AM
@Myaka weliPhefeni I agree with you Sir!!!
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Celtic vs Editor May 19, 2017 10:15 AM
@MR.Bucs ...do u hate free state teams or u hate Celtic bcos we always moer you ??? Grow up my goat ..face the facts and dont jst grow ballzz
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tini.siya@gmail.com May 19, 2017 10:14 AM
chippa must win plz
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Celtic vs Editor May 19, 2017 10:12 AM
@MR.Bucs ..i can be happy if stupid Pirates get relegated next season and im happy the stupid team wont play top 8
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morakamat May 19, 2017 10:10 AM
Let baroka be relegated,
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Celtic vs Editor May 19, 2017 10:10 AM
Mxm....we are safe here ,but we dont want this nonsense next season , heads must roll
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MR.Bucs May 19, 2017 10:09 AM
I can be happy if HighlandsPark/Celtics can be relegated.
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MR.Bucs May 19, 2017 10:07 AM
HilandsPark,Free state stars will be relegated.
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MR.Bucs May 19, 2017 10:06 AM
But Baroka don't deserve to be relegated.
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MR.Bucs May 19, 2017 10:05 AM
Football is cruel Baroka FC and Chippa United FC don't deserve to be relegated.
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 19, 2017 10:03 AM
Kgoloko Thobejane said Baroka didnt go any where next season wll be in PSL bt i lost to trust this men bcz at the begining of the season said his going to winn a lig bt wits win a league
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN May 19, 2017 09:57 AM
Cowditor u forgot to tell us.......... that a draw for ajax will mean nothing but poor rats missing out on the top 8......smart up my editor
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Anzaa May 19, 2017 09:57 AM
Chippa will win count us out its between Fss Baroka HP Celtic and Chippa will survive
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN May 19, 2017 09:47 AM
How abt we talk after the action mr editor

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