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Dikwena Flirting With Relegation, Leopards Remain Top

Premier Soccer League Promotion/Relegation Play-Off Report: Platinum Stars v Black Leopards 26 May 2018

By Soccer Laduma - May 26, 2018 10:15 PM

PSL Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs

Result: Platinum Stars 2-2 Black Leopards 
Date: 26 May 2018
Venue: Moruleng Stadium 
Black Leopards maintained top spot of the PSL Promotion/Relegation Playoff standings after playing to an entertaining 2-2 draw with Platinum Stars on Saturday.
Letsie Koapeng should have opened the scoring for Stars in the 10th minute with a volleyed strike inside the box,  but he fired over the crossbar.
Koapeng made amends in the 23rd minute with a clinical strike at the near post following a long throw-in into the area, 1-0.
Lidoda Duvha were a much better team going forward after half-an-hour following a slow start, where they were mainly absorbing the pressure.
However, the pace and intensity of the match fizzled out with five minutes to go as the Dikwena players were already anticipating the half-time break.
Mwape Musonda replied for Lidoda Duvha five minutes into the second stanza with a sensational over-head kick inside the box that found the top corner, 1-1.
Riyaad Norodien had a chance to restore the lead for Dikwena 20 minutes before time with a low strike from just outside the box after he was set up by Mere, but his low effort sailed just wide of the upright.
Musonda was terribly unlucky not to score for Joel Masutha’s men 10 minutes before time with a side-footed strike that hit the top of the crossbar with Visser well beaten.
Koapeng thought he had netted the winner for Dikwena six minutes before time with another top strike at the near post to complete his brace and make it 2-1 to the hosts.
However, Musonda got the equaliser for Leopards two minutes before time and also got his brace in the process as the spoils were shared on the night, leaving Stars still bottom of the table while Leopards are top with five points from three games.
Here's how they lined up:
Stars: Visser, Mkhabela, Mere, Sithole, Mlilo, Mekoa, De Jongh, Norodien, Phiri, Tshabangu, Koapeng .
Subs: Mzimela, Mthethwa, Masalesa, Mnguni, Senne, Ng'ambi, Ntuli.
Leopards: Muleka, Munyai, Munganga, Masia, Mashoene, Tshepe, Nange, Mudau, Nene, Maphangule, Musonda.
Subs: Matlholwa, Ndou, Nevhulamba, Aifmi, Mahangwahaya, Shivambu, Mhlongo.


Match Centre

Platinum Stars
Full Time
26 May 2018 20:15 Moruleng Stadium South African Promotion Playoffs
Black Leopards
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23’ Letsie Koapeng

84’ Letsie Koapeng

52’ Mwape Musonda

87’ Mwape Musonda


kc-inferno Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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kc-inferno May 29, 2018 10:32 PM
This is now between Jomo and Leopards
makoro Joined: 23 Aug 2011
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makoro May 28, 2018 09:03 AM
Dikwena don't deserve to be on the playoffs they should've let ajax play
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musazumakhosi May 28, 2018 07:51 AM
This team is such a joke yohh They like to be at the bottom
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llumadi May 28, 2018 07:43 AM
that shows that PlatInum Stars don't deserve to be in PSL Number last on PSL still number last on PLAY OFF MXM (LIDODA DUVHA)
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MR E May 28, 2018 04:21 AM
Platinum they should have been relegated even before they play in this playoffs, mxm they play like amateurs
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Mavee52 May 27, 2018 10:32 PM
mxm what a dull play-off ever!,nothing competitive here .lot of draws
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LeCowhlohlo May 27, 2018 09:59 PM
@MaTshepiso where are they(Ajax) going to steal the authority for them to win the case which is already finished.
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MaTshepiso May 27, 2018 08:13 PM
@MAN-JOSH ...Ajax is still going to win its case. Playoffs will start from scratch, buddy!
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MAN-JOSH May 27, 2018 08:03 PM
We( Leopards) promoted to psl.Watch the spaces....
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MaTshepiso May 27, 2018 07:28 PM
@Glamour boys akaKhosination point for Leopards wont be enough. Cant you count? You are the same with SABC announcers who says Platinum is "officialy relegated". Platinum can.still retain their PSL ststus if Cosmos beat Leopards and Stars beat Cosmos with big score.
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Bucsfever16 May 27, 2018 01:04 PM
This play offs system is just a waste of time and money.Platinum Stars were relegated long before the season even came to an end.
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Thomy May 27, 2018 12:44 PM
Joel"Muporofita"Masutha u khou vhuisa Leopard kha PSL!!
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LeCowhlohlo May 27, 2018 09:54 AM
None of this three teams deserve to play Psl. Nfd it is where they belong. I see a waste of play-offs.
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Bambambigelow May 27, 2018 09:47 AM
I'm tired of this platinum they must go where they belong nfd and never come back
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Boris Becker May 27, 2018 09:41 AM
Mnxm these cows are making it easy for Cosmos...
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 27, 2018 09:10 AM
Dikwena tsa Roger Dlisa was relegated 2 months ago
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indidane May 27, 2018 08:18 AM
@Glamour boys akaKhosination, is that Ramagalela in ur pr0f pic ??
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indidane May 27, 2018 08:16 AM
Le0pards needs t0 beat J0m0 if they want t0 get pr0m0ted. A draw might c0st them, c0z J0m0 can Win the last game.
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indidane May 27, 2018 08:13 AM
DiC0wna is g0ne.
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EPS May 27, 2018 07:56 AM
I think a point for lidoda duvha won't be enough

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