6 March 2018 – Maccabi FC have sent a strong message to JDR and Dondol Stars that they will not relinquish their place at the top of the SAFA ABC Motsepe League without a fight when they thrashed Alexandra Black Aces 8-2 this past weekend.
The win saw Maccabi, who are coached by former Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic defender Mokete Tsotetsi remain top with 51 points from 24 matches.
JDR, who have played a game less than Maccabi still believe in their chances, even though their goalless draw with Alexandra United see them trail Maccabi by six points.
Dondol too still fancy their chances of dethroning Maccabi as they are third on the log with 44 points, and just like JDR, have a game in hand against Maccabi.
The Limpopo SAFA ABC Motsepe League is just as competitive with Boyne Tigers putting leaders The Dolphins under pressure.
The Dolphins held on to the top of the log on 58 points when they narrowly edged out Mighty FC 1-0 to open a seven point gap.
Boyne are second after thrashing Molemole Academy 4-0 this past weekend.
In Free State, Mangaung United have held on to top spot with 49 points after they beat Free State Stars 1-0, but Tshiame All Stars are not far off. Tshiame are second on 46 points following their recent 4-0 victory over Kovsies. Bloemfontein Young Tigers, who are third on the log, are still in the mix on 45 points.
In North West, Buya Msuthu are looking good for the title after they defeated North West University 1-0 to lead the table by 13 points. Palmeiros are second.
KwaZulu-Natal is still under the control of Umvoti, who are on 49 points after 20 matches, with Ashley United second on 44. Ashley have played a game more than leaders Umvoti.
Phiva Young Stars are still running away with the title in Mpumalanga on 61 points, leading second placed TS Sporting seven points, even though Sporting have played a game more than Phiva.