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Gauteng Development League | Round 26 Build-Up

By Ongama Gcwabe , in Football | News , at 2023-09-04

JOHANNESBURG. – Highlands Park have seven more games left in the season and it is all in their hands to ensure they wrap-up what would be a momentous achievement for the club should they win this year’s Gauteng Development League U19 division.

Week-in-week-out, Highlands Park keep finding ways to come out on the winning side of some tough fixtures, and this past weekend was no different for the Balfour-Park based outfit.

This past weekend, they took on seventh-placed TS Galaxy and were given a run for their money.

It was a closely contested game at the ETS Stadium in Roodepoort, but just like any successful team, Highlands Park walked away with a one-nil victory, stealing a crucial three points from the home team.

This coming weekend, the log-leaders take on Siluma 7, a team that is placed 11th in the log-standings.

Siluma 7 have won three of their last five games and coming from a 3-2 victory over Kagiso Porto Academy this past weekend, they sure will pose a threat to the log-leaders.

Furthermore, Mamelodi Sundowns are not too far off in the heated chase to finish top of the log-standings; eight points behind the log-leaders with a game in hand, the ‘Brazilians’ have it within reach to finish on top, they only need to play their cards right.

Faced with an incredibly tough opponent in Supersport United this past weekend, Sundowns did a commendable job to win the Tshwane derby on Sunday afternoon, and as well all know,  grabbing three points against Supersport United is an achievement of note.

Sitting second on the log, every fixture is now an important fixture for Sundowns as only seven rounds of fixtures remain in the season.

To further make a case for themselves, the ‘Brazilians’ will square off agaainst Prestige Football Development Academy this coming Saturday before facing bottom placed Joburg City the following weekend.

For School of Excellence who’re placed third in the league, Kaizer Chiefs at fourth and Randburg at fifth place, any chances of winning the league would require a massive turnaround and a number of results to go their way.

Nonetheless, the three teams have fought long and hard all year to find themselves in top five in what is the ‘Best Development League in Africa’.

GDL Fixtures 9 September 2023:

Panaroma FCJoburg City
Mamelodi SundownsPrestige Football Development Academy
Kathorus Hyper AcademyRandburg AFC
Kaizer ChiefsRemember Elite Sports Academy FC
Kagiso Porto AcademyRosina Sedibane Modiba Sports School
Jomo CosmosSchool of Excellence
Highlands ParkSiluma 7
Wits JuniorSupersport United
TuksTS Galaxy

 

 

error: Sorry ol' chap, those shenanigans are not permissible.