EAGLES AWAITING PLAYOFFS OPPONENT
Eagles FC is waiting for an opponent in the playoffs for the one slot left vacant as a result of FC Satmos’ promotion to the Premier League.
The delay was caused by the disciplinary case involving Tonota FC and Kazungula Young Fighters whose match was abandoned with three minutes remaining.
FDN penalized Tonota FC after failing to honour a rescheduled match against Young Fighters.
The game was called off three minutes before the final whistle after incidents of violence.
Tonota FC took the matter to the Appeals Board arguing that since the match was abandoned it then entitled them to soft points.
However Maokaneng Bontshetse’s team could not have their way as the DC called for another re-match.
Speaking to Voice Sport this week Eagles coach Elliot Mavhondo said they are still in the in the dark. He said they don’t know whether they should be preparing for life in the first or second division.
“We failed to beef up our team in preparation for next season. Some teams are reluctant to give us players because they do not know our status.
There are some players who opted to move, some teams showed interest in signing them but we stopped them,” said Mavhondo.
FDN Acting Chairman Setlalekgosi Gale said this delay will affect their preparations for the new season. He also feared that the league is likely to start late due to this pending issue.
Meanwhile should Kazungula defeat Tonota FC then Great North Tigers will face Eagles and Sua United will automatically relegate.