22 February 2019 – It’s never easy to stay unbeaten in any of the ABC Motsepe League, with almost a third of the 2018/19 season now having passed, only three teams in the country’s third-tier league remain unbeaten.
It has been a very impressive season for the Free State ABC Motsepe League defending champions Mangaung Unite so far, who despite the intensity of the Free State’s league have managed to maintain their impressive start to the campaign – emerging as serious favourites to retain the title and return to the National Promotional Playoffs.
Mangaung currently sits on top of the table, 11 points ahead of second-placed Harmony, having recorded an impressive 17 victories and 3 draws from 20 matches so far, culminating in a whopping 54 points in the process.
Having assembled a formidable squad consisting of highly talented players like Ofense Masoko, Sidney Ntsoane and Boyboy Thomo, the North West champions continue to prove that no team is a match for them in the North West ABC Motsepe League this season.
Buya Msuthu has been invincible in the province’s top flight since the beginning of the term, beating opposition teams with ease as they march towards defending their league title. Tigane Chelsea was clobbered 10-2 just over a month ago.
Buya currently sits on top of the league table ahead of Allys Tigers by eight points, with the former having played two more games.
United Rovers started the Northern Cape ABC Motsepe League 2018/19 season on a roll, the De Aar-based club opened the season with five straight wins before surviving a rough patch of three straight draws in Stream B.
The three successive draws saw Rovers lose six crucial points and subsequently relegated them to second place on the league table, but a 2-1 win away to leaders NC Liverpool in their last outing was enough for them to reclaim their top spot.
Meanwhile, there are no unbeaten teams left in the other six provinces, but the Limpopo and Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League’s title race are currently the closest in the country, with the top six being separated by just six points.