Teams to play twice in Nafa showdown

Mogan Segadavan

THE scene is set for a thrilling finale in the group stage of the Northern Areas Football Association Premier Cup this weekend, with most of the teams playing double-headers.

On current standings, the top two teams in the two groups who will advance to the knockout stage could be decided on goal difference.

All the teams play their final scheduled fixture tomorrow and catch-up matches on Sunday.

Group A logleaders Hotspurs have an easy match against Ebenezer, who do not have a single point to their credit, at Dyke 1 tomorrow. They could struggle against Bloom Callies at Finnis 2 on Sunday.

Callies trail Spurs by three points and maximum points from their two matches should see them come into the frame.

They play Blackpool on Gelvan 3 tomorrow.

Park United and Chatty United, who are tied, just a point behind Hotspurs, have everything to play for when they clash at Finnis 1 tomorrow.

United play Stardrift at Marock Road in their second match.

In Group B, a single point separates Glenville and Fairview Rovers, with Wolves and Saints waiting in the wings should the frontrunners slip up.

Rovers should have an easy match against Ramblers at Finnis 1 tomorrow, but could battle against Wolves on Malabar 1 on Sunday.

If Glenville get at least a point off Saints at the Saints ground tomorrow, they will be home and dry as they have an easy match against Ramblers at the Errol Heynes field on Sunday.

Wolves will keep alive their hopes of featuring in the playoffs if they score maximum points against Swallows on Malabar 1 tomorrow.

NMMU Madibaz will be hoping it will be third time lucky when they play Callies in the quarterfinals of the Pefa Premier League KO Cup at the campus tonight.

The teams have met twice in the league this season and on both occasions Callies won 3-0.

Tomorrow, Central Acemates, who seem to have slipped at the final hurdle in the league race, should have an easy match against Highbury in Bridgemead.

It will be anybody’s game when Squares and Warriors clash at the Diaz Club field. And with Cadbury suspended, Forresters have a free passage into the semifinals.

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