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PREVIEW: A cracking set of weekend fixtures loom in the Gauteng Development League

By Ongama Gcwabe , in Football | News , at 2023-08-17

Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns are set to headline an exciting round of weekend fixtures in the Gauteng Development League. 

The u17 division of the Gauteng Development League has been a one team show.

The SuperSport United u17s have been far ahead of every team throughout the season and the log-standings tell a vivid story of their dominance. 

On the pitch, Supersport United u17s are a well put-together unit so much that even when the main u17 players receive call-ups to the u19 division and semi-professional competitions, fringe players that are within the Supersport United u17 division are able to make the step up and maintain their flawless standards. 

As log leaders, Supersport United have lost only one out of 23 matches and have accumulated 60 points thus far. They have scored the most goals at this stage in the season with a whooping 81 goals netted and 29 goals conceded.

Sitting second are Mamelodi Sundowns u17s with 50 points in the campaign, having uncharacteristically suffered three losses in the competition. 

Kaizer Chiefs, Randburg AFC and the Kathorus Hyper Academy all make up the rest of the top five log standings in the u17 division.

This weekend, log leaders will welcome their Pretoria neighbors, Mamelodi Sundowns, in what is a highly anticipated fixture.

Kaizer Chiefs will visit TUKS, Kathorus Hyper Academy will lock horns with TS Galaxy, while Randburg AFC face off against the Rosina Sedibane Modiba Sports School.

On the other hand, the u19 division has been a different story in that a team that is often referred to as a ‘minor’ team has finally brought the mighty Mamelodi Sundowns u19s to a standstill as far as dominating the league is concerned. 

Like how the Sundowns senior team in the Premier Soccer League have dominated South African football, their u19 team were making a name for themselves in similar fashion in the highly competitive GDL. 

Mamelodi Sundowns have topped the u19 division throughout the season but somehow Highlands Park have been able to go top of the log after last weekend’s action. 

Highlands Park, based at the Balfour Alexander Football Club in Johannesburg, are sitting top of the log with 55 points while Sundowns are placed second with 54 points in the bag.

School of Excellence, Kaizer Chiefs and Randburg AFC all make up the remainder of the top five spots in the u19 division. 

Supersport United u19s are sitting just outside the top five and will be hosting a determined Sundowns outfit, while Highlands Park will host Jomo Cosmos Football Club.

All the action will be available for streaming on SuperSport Schools on Saturday from 10:30 am SAST.

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