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Polokwane Could Still Get Sucked Into Play-Off Battle

Polokwane City Could Still Get Sucked Into Play-Off Battle

By Mkhize - Apr 27, 2018 11:01 AM

Polokwane City can still get sucked into a playoff battle despite drawing with Cape Town City in Wednesday night’s league fixture.

Read: Struggling CT City Snatch A Point In Polokwane

Rise and Shine have repeatedly declared that they are chasing after top eight spot, however the side from Limpopo have struggled to move from their 13th position which they have remained in for over a week and half.

City went into Wednesday night’s fixture in 13th spot and following the draw with City they still remain at 13th with 32 points with only a point separating them from Ajax Cape Town who are second from bottom following Platinum Stars’ relegation.

With only two games remaining and a maximum of six points to play for, means that Rise and Shine can end the season with maximum of 38 points and hope that this will be enough to avoid the play-offs and possibly earn the side top eight finish should results go their way in other games.

Mathematically, as things stand the bottom sides who find themselves in a precarious position to play the second and third place National First Division sides for their PSL status include all the teams from 7th spot as Cape Town City have already accumulated 37 points which should mean that they are safe.

A slight reprieve for Rise and Shine is the fact that Ajax are on 31 points and even if they win their remaining games they would remain on equal points with their city rivals the Citizens. However, their goal difference would count against them as Benni McCarthy’s side has a superior goal difference.    

The Limpopo side’s next fixture is against Free State Stars away where they will have to gain maximum points to avoid being drawn to a position where they will have to fight to retain their PSL status.

 


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Tom Po KeCanon Joined: 16 Apr 2017
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Tom Po KeCanon Apr 28, 2018 01:42 AM
ramaG cursed his team after disrespecting Downs.
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Fifa 81 Joined: 20 Dec 2017
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Fifa 81 Apr 27, 2018 08:31 PM
Polokwane City won't go to the playoffs, they will survive. Ajax will go on the playoffs last 2 games for Ajax Sundowns and Chiefs is difficult to win both of them.
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MaTshepiso Joined: 21 Jan 2011
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MaTshepiso Apr 27, 2018 04:17 PM
Polokwane City must remember that they cheated to be in PSL. They played 30 games in that season of their promotion and all other 14 teams played 27 games. The other team that played 30 was relegated in NFD. Its owner is now "owning" Bloemfontein Celtic. (I know that Ace Magashule is one of the real owners of Celtic)
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MaTshepiso Apr 27, 2018 04:13 PM
Polokwane City must avoid playoffs at all cost. It is one of the two PSL teams that Jomo Cosmos and Leopards can beat EASILY in playoffs. They will go to NFD should they allow themselves to be in playoffs. This team`s defence is leaky and it seems they have not yet understood each other. They play as if they DONT know each well. One wait for the other to do something. Such defence will be sweets and honey for Jomo Cosmos and Leopard` sharp, clever and hard-running strikers.
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Ltido@kby Apr 27, 2018 04:09 PM
this team should be relegated once and for all
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mrelectronics Apr 27, 2018 03:01 PM
City like to play playoffs every season .
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Mfanakamdala Apr 27, 2018 02:19 PM
Mara whats wrong cowditor? Profanity after profanity. If you dont want me on the website just say so
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Lometu-T Apr 27, 2018 01:47 PM
One of the most useless clubs in the psl with no ambitions, the only thing they know is to play well against Bucs and Sundowns, they definitely deserve to play in the nfd because they add no value in the psl.
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 27, 2018 11:42 AM
0ne team between P0l0kwane city and Ajax will play in the playoffs.

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