The final match of the promotion/relegation playoffs is a dead rubber after Black Leopards secured their status. But can they end off with a win?
Leopards brushed off their relegation scare thanks to a 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town on Friday. Isaac Masia and Mwape Musonda were at hand to ensure that Lidoda Duvha’s final mini-league game against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila is being played for nothing more than pride.
TTM’s hopes of moving into the topflight were undone when the club’s owners bought out Bidvest Wits. It makes sense then that the squad were unable to get themselves into the right frame of mind and remain winless in the mini-league.
That trend is likely continue in the finale as Lidoda Duvha look to end the season on a high. Mwape Musonda bagged a brace in the opening leg against TTM and after his goal against the Urban Warriors, he will be keen to add more to his tally. His form will be music to the ears of temporary coach Mongezi Bobe, who is hoping that he has done enough to bank a full-time post in charge of Black Leopards.
Another commanding win could very well tempt the club’s owners to go that route.
Suggested bet: Leopards to win at 2.20