Absa Premiership

The R20 million match

2014-05-30 15:00
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Cape Town - Polokwane City travel to Black Leopards on Sunday knowing that victory will ensure promotion and R20 million in PSL grants.

The match will be played at the Giyane Stadium with a 3pm kick-off. The teams are separated by just one point in the promotion play-off log and both teams know that a victory will earn vital promotion to the Premier Soccer League.  

According to the supersport.com website, each PSL club is given a monthly grant of R1.8 million, which works out to over R21 million per year. Clubs then earn more through sponsorships and gate revenue. Add any money earned through cup competitions and its plain to see the significance of this match.

Meanwhile, Leopards coach Kosta Papic, said Sunday’s promotion-relegation clash against Polokwane City will be a clash of two very different philosophies.

Leopards  are one point behind Polokwane in the promotion play-off log and must win on Sunday to ensure their promotion to the Absa Premiership for next season.

Polokwane City have been rock-solid at the back, they have not conceded a single goal in their three play-off matches to date. Coach Boebie Solomons must be furiously analysing his tactics for this game, knowing that a draw is enough to secure the lucrative promotion ahead of Leopards.

Black Leopards coach Papic is confident in his side's attacking ability and is hopeful that his team will be able to break the defence of Polokwane City.  

Polokwane City captain Thapelo Tshilo  is confident that his side has all but sewn up promotion. 

“I think that we have done well so far. We made sure that we collect valuable points and our win against Milano United now puts us in a position that is favourable for promotion,” said Tshilo.


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