6 June 2023 – The 2023 ABC Motsepe National Playoffs got off to a great start in Pietermaritzburg as North West, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal clubs earned themselves their first three points of the event.
Orbit TVET College opened the Playoffs with a 2-0 victory over Mlambo Royal Cubs from Mpumalanga as a brace from Thuso Moleleki earned them the victory.
The second match of Day One saw Amavarara from the Eastern Cape come back from a goal down to beat Western Cape’s Young Bafana 2-1. A brace from Sipho-Sihle Mtule earned his side three points to go top of Group B.
Umsinga United from KwaZulu Natal had the home side’s support as they beat Dondol Stars 2-1 in the last match of the day.
Day Two action will see another three group stage matches played at Harry Gwala Stadium when Young Bafana take on Upington City in the first match at 10h30.
Umsinga United will entertain FC Buffalo at 13h00, while Mlambo Royal Cubs will face Mpheni Home Defenders in the last match of the day.
All matches will be livesteamed on the SAFA Facebook page.