1 January 2019 – The top 16 teams at the 2018-19 KwaMahlobo Games have been decided.
A total of 40 teams started the tournament, now only 16 remain after the top two teams in each of the eight groups qualified for the next round.
Group A (Galacticos, Meadowlands All Stars); Group B (Meadowlands Juventus, Snake Park Chillers); Group C (Umswenko FC, Soweto Super United); Group D (Ngulube FC, Gama United FC); Group E (Amajananda FC, A to Z); Group F (Shake It Everyday); Group G (Izinja zeGame, LNB Tax FC) and Group H (Vilakazi Football Academy, Meadowlands Academy) have all made it past the round robin phase.
After 80 matches in the group stages, played over 12 days, 201 goals were scored in the tournament that kicked off on Wednesday, 19 December 2018.
The teams took a break on New Year’s Day (1 January) and the Top 16 action resumes on Wednesday (3 January) and will be completed on Thursday (4 January). In the event of a stalemate after the regulated 90 minutes, a penalty shootout will be used to decide the winner – there will be no extra time played.
A draw will take place after the last matches to determine the fixtures for the Top 8, which will be played on Friday, 4 January.
The semi-finals and the final will be held on the same day – Saturday, 5 January 2019.
The top four contest will take place in the morning (09h00 and 11h00), while the battle for gold will be at 15h00 at the KwaMahlobo grounds in Meadowlands Zone 10.
TEAMS QUALIFIED FOR LAST 16
GALACTICOS 12 points
MEADOWLANDS ALL STARS 9 points
MEADOWLANDS JUVENTUS 9 points
SNAKE PARK CHILLERS 7 points
UMSWENKO FC 7 points
SOWETO SUPER UNITED 7 points
NGULUBE FC 9 points
GAMA UNITED FC 9 points
AMAJANANDA FC 9 points
A TO Z 7 points
SHAKE IT EVERYDAY 10 points
MATHAITHAI FC 6 points
IZINJA ZE GAME 10 points
LNB TAX FC 9 points
VILAKAZI FOOTBALL ACADEMY 9 points
MEADOWLANDS ACADEMY 7 points
SOME QUICK STATS:
(19 – 24 DECEMBER 2018)
NUMBER OF DAYS : 6
MATCHES PLAYED: 41
26 – 31 DECEMBER 2018)
NUMBER OF DAYS: 6
MATCHES PLAYED: 39
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS: 12
TOTAL NUMBER OF MATCHES: 80
TOTAL NUMBER OF GOALS: 201
DAY 12 RESULTS:
Monday, 31 December 2018
|Gama United||2 – 1||Meadowlands Harmony|
|Soweto Super United||2 – 0||Overbility Academy|
|Mzimhlophe Porto||0 – 2||Meadowlands Black Rangers||WALK OVER|
|Ngwato All Stars||1 – 1||Halftime Management|
|A to Z||1 – 1||Bramfischer City|
|Meadowlands Academy||0 – 3||Vilakazi Football Academy|
|Izinja zeGame||1 – 2||Meadowlands Rangers|
LAST 16 FIXTURES:
Wednesday, 2 January 2019
|Soweto Super United||vs||Meadowlands Juventus||13h00|
|Meadowlands All Stars||vs||Shake It Everyday||15h00|
LAST 16 FIXTURES
Thursday, 3 January 2019
|Snake Park Chillers||vs||Gama United||09h00|
|LNB Tax FC||vs||Meadowlands Academy||11h00|
|A to Z||vs||Vilakazi Football Academy||13h00|
NB: THERE WILL BE A DRAW AFTER THE DAY 14 MATCHES ON THURSDAY TO DETERMINE THE FIXTURES OF TOP 8, WHICH WILL BE PLAYED ON DAY 15 (FRIDAY, 4 JANUARY 2019).
THE SEMI-FINALS AND THE FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY 2019