Young Callies a threat to Man United’s long reign

YOUNG Callies could end Manchester United’s long reign at the top of the Nodefa VW Community Trust premier league soccer log when the two sides clash at the Jabavu Stadium tomorrow evening.

Indifferent performances in recent weeks have seen United’s nine-point lead going into the new year whittled down to goal difference.

Last week Manchester United struggled to a 3-2 win over the battling Manchester Babes, a team just one place away from the bottom of the log. In the first round they thrashed Babes 6-1.

Should United slip, they could be overtaken by Jamaican Stars, who trail them on goal difference. Stars play the 12th-placed Temptation outfit.

Imbabala Young Stars, by far the form team in the league, play Black Aces on Sunday. After a poor start to the season, the champions are tied with City Friends in third place.

Friends play Highland Spurs tomorrow as the curtain-raiser to the United-Callies match. In the first round they won 1-0, but it should be easier this time as Spurs are battling to avoid relegation.

The fixtures are: Tomorrow: City Friends v Highland Spurs, Young Callies v Manchester United; Saturday: Temptation v Jamaican Stars, New City Stars v Manchester Babes, City Style v Golden Chiefs, Really Rangers v Kabah United, Stokes United v Khayelitsha Stars.

Sunday: Black Aces v Imbabala Young Stars. WITH 10 points separating the top eight teams, there should be several changes in the Mofa Buildt It premier league log this weekend.

Young Madrid and Subs, who are separated by two points at the top of the log, both face difficult matches.

Madrid play Motherwell United (seventh) on Saturday, while Subs take on Manchester FC (sixth) on Sunday.

Former champions Shining Stars should have an easy match against struggling Lion Stars, who are just one place away from the bottom of the log.

The match of the weekend should be the clash between fourth-placed Tomorrow Stars and fifth-placed Crystal Palace, who are separated by two points. The games take place at the NU 9 Stadium.

-Mogan Segadavan

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