18 July 2017 – Two weekends of pulsating football action have resulted in Dube Continental FC and Tembisa Sports Centre gaining promotion from the SAB League Play-offs to the Gauteng ABC Motsepe League in similar fashion.
Though it was Dube, who were coming out of the SAFA Johannesburg region who ended the five-team mini-league at the top, they could not be separated from Tembisa Sports Centre from SAFA Ekurhuleni, who were second but equal on eight points with Dube.
This was because Tembisa, just like Dube, managed two victories in two matches with the other two matches drawn.
Dube’s two wins were a 5-2 thumping of SAFA Westrand outfit Maholosiane FC on the first weekend, with their second win a resounding 2-1 thrashing of SAFA Sedibeng’s Metro Stars.
Their draws all produced goals, with a four-goal thriller against Tshwane South College recorded in the first week, while the second one came this past weekend, a 1-1 scoreline against Tembisa Sports Centre.
Tembisa on the other hand managed to make a splash to the ABC Motsepe League after beating SAFA Tshwane region side Tshwane South College 3-1 in their first match, and then beating Maholosiane FC 2-1.
Tembisa’s other draw was a 2-2 scoreline which saw them slightly edge third placed Tshwane South College. Tshwane South College finished the two weekends with two wins, one draw and one defeat.
Bottom sides Metro Stars of SAFA Sedibeng and Maholosiane were the only two teams to finish the play-offs without a win.
Metro Stars recorded two draws and two defeats, finishing on two points, while Maholosiane were the group’s whipping boys, finishing bottom of the log with one points from the draw they managed during the 3-1 draw against Metro Stars, with the other three matches ending in heartbreaking losses.