PSL confirm playoff dates
Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League have completed the draw for the
Promotion-Relegation playoffs, with the action set to kick-off on May
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The draw was conducted just minutes after University of Pretoria
were crowned National First Division champions on Sunday, with Tuks
gaining automatic promotion to the Premiership, despite losing their
final game of the season 1-0.
The victors of that match, Thanda Royal Zulu, hoisted themselves
into the final playoff spot, with second-placed Chippa United the other
NFD team to contest for their place in South Africa's top-flight
Santos, meanwhile, are the PSL outfit set to battle it out for
their survival, as their 1-0 victory over already-relegated Jomo Cosmos
was not enough to lift them to safety, with relegation rivals Black
Leopards beating Ajax Cape Town 3-1.
PSL CEO Stan Matthews said: "The last couple of weeks have been
exciting not only for the Absa Premiership but also for the National
On Saturday, we witnessed the showdown in the Absa
Premiership title race and today(Saturday), we were treated to other festivities
in the NFD as teams battled for a spot in the Promotion Playoffs."
The full draw with fixture dates is as follows:
23 May 2012 - Thanda Royal Zulu vs Santos
27 May 2012 - Chippa United vs Thanda Royal Zulu
30 May 2012 - Santos vs Chippa United
17 June 2012 - Santos vs Thanda Royal Zulu
20 June 2012 - Thanda Royal Zulu vs Chippa United
23 June 2012 - Chippa United vs Santos
The venues and kick-off times for the play-off encounters are yet to be confirmed.