- The fixtures and dates of the DStv Premiership promotion-relegation play-offs were released today Premier Soccer League
- The University of Pretoria and Cape Town All Stars are the GladAfrica Championship teams looking to be promoted to the top-flight
- One of Baroka FC, Moroka Swallows, TS Galaxy and Maritzburg United could be one of the PSL's entry into this usually dramatic mini-tournament
With the weekend set to reveal who will be relegated from the DStv Premiership automatically for finishing 16th, all eyes will also be on who finishes in 15th place.
This particular team will have to play against the GladAfrica Championship's runner-up and third-placed team in a promotion-relegation play-off mini-tournament to determine who will participate in next season's top-flight campaign. The PSL today released the fixtures which will see the University of Pretoria and Cape Town All Stars and the Premiership's 15th-placed team will battle it out for this honour.
One of Baroka FC, Moroka Swallows, TS Galaxy and Maritzburg United is heading down to the National First Division automatically, while another will have the unenviable task of staving AmaTuks and All Stars off for a place among the elites.
According to the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, in the previous 11 play-offs since the began at the 2010-11 season, Vasco Da Gama, Santos, Chippa United, Moroka Swallows, University of Pretoria and Platinum Stars Stars are the PSL teams which have been relegated in the mini tournament.
Sunday, May 29: Cape Town All Stars v University of Pretoria – Athlone Stadium (19h00)
Wednesday, June 1: Premier Division 15 v Cape Town All Stars – Venue TBC (15h00)
Saturday, June 4: University of Pretoria v Premier Division 15 – Tuks Stadium (15h00)
Wednesday, June 8: University of Pretoria v Cape Town All Stars – Tuks Stadium (15h00)
Saturday, June 11: Cape Town All Stars v Premier Divisoin 15 – Danie Craven Stadium (15h00)
Wednesday, June 15: Premier Division 15 v University of Pretoria – Venue TBC (15h00)
DStv Premiership relegation war peaks as 4 teams are stuck in race to avoid drop to GladAfrica Championship
As reported on Sports Brief, neutral observers will be in for some dramatic entertainment in the final round of DStv Premiership matches on Saturday afternoon.
The relegation battle is scripted almost perfectly if you don't support the teams in it.
Baroka FC, Moroka Swallows, TS Galaxy and Maritzburg United could all pay dearly for inconsistency and mediocrity through the 2021-22 campaign.