6 June 2018 – Bafana Bafana legend, Helman Mkhalele has expressed his delight over the quality of football which has been on display at this year’s ABC Motsepe League National Play-offs, adding that it’s even difficult for him to predict who will make it to this year’s final.

Following Wednesday’s draw which will see Maccabi FC lock horns with The Dolphins FC(Kick-off 12.30pm), while Mangaung Unite are expected to take on TS Sporting later on Thursday afternoon, the Bafana legend stated that either side had enough quality to reach this year’s finals.

Finalist of this tournament will automatically gain promotion to next season’s NFD campaign, and Mkhalele said the locals here in Polokwane should brace themselves for a firework performance from both matches.

“I’m happy with the quality which I’ve seen here so far,” Mkhalele said. “From the first game which was played, it was very difficult to predict who will make to the semis. All sides here where just quality from the onset. And that says to me, the stand of quality in this country, from a developmental level, is just continuing to get better and better.

“And for somebody who’s also here to scout talent for SAFA’s national junior teams, the quality I’ve seen here makes me really happy. I’ll make recommendations.”

ABC Motsepe League National Playoffs Results  

ABC Motsepe Semi-Final draw fixture