8 May 2018 – The National Futsal League hosted by the South African Indoor Football Association (SAIFA) continued with its fixtures this past weekend when title contenders Young Natalians and Maritzburg Hotspurs from the City of Choice travelled to Gauteng to play Tshwane City and OBC Chickens.
The visitors needing to win their encounters to deny Ethekwini City the title and possibly a second spot finish didn’t go so well for Maritzburg Hotspurs who were under strength due to injuries of their most experienced soldiers but played to their heart content and only managed to win one and lost the other as they secured a podium finish.
On the other hand, the inform boys in blue, did exactly what was expected of them and won both their matches convincingly and secured the title with a game to play.
Young Natalians showed their strength, composure, calmness and team work while toppling their opponents under the watchful eye of their coach Gregory Nair who has done a fantastic job with his team.
The final round of fixtures takes place this Friday at three venues around the country, namely, Proteaville Recreation Centre (Cape Town), Orlando Communal Hall (Soweto) and YMCA in Pietermaritzburg. All eyes will be at the YMCA as the Champions will be crowned after their match against rivals Maritzburg Hotspurs.
The programme at the YMCA will start from 18h00 with a curtain raiser between two clubs from the regional league. The main attraction will kick off at 19h30. In Cape Town the programme will start at 17h00 with junior Futsal games being played.
Tshwane City 1 – 5 Young Natalians
OBC Chicken 7 – 4 Maritzburg Hotspurs
OBC Chicken 1 – 5 Young Natalians
Tshwane City 2 – 7 Maritzburg Hotspurs
UPCOMING FIXTURES – FINAL ROUND
|DATE||HOME TEAM||VISITING TEAM||VENUE||TIME|
|11 May 2018||OBC Chicken||Tshwane City||Orlando||19h30|
|Maritzburg Hotspurs||Young Natalians||YMCA||19h30|
|Western Province Eagles||Cape Town Titans||Proteaville||19h30|
LATEST LOG STANDINGS
|4||Cape Town Titans||11||5||1||5||53||51||2||16|
|5||Western Province Eagles||11||3||3||5||52||55||-3||12|