Whilst Premier League teams may well have to schedule trips to Maun next season, the fight for a play off place is likely to be confined to Mahalapye.
With Maun based Sankoyo Bush Bucks likely to be playing in the elite league next season, the focus has shifted to who will try their luck at the play offs when Mahalapye Hotspurs dates BR Highlanders on Saturday.
Only two games are left in the first division north, and Sankoyo needs three points to wrap up their stay in the lower division, a win over the weekend will be their only focus when they date Tonota FC.
Even more encouraging for the first division north log leaders is be the fact that they have an opportunity to pop champagne in front of their large supporters in Maun.
From 20 games Sankoyo have accumulated 42 points while BR Highlanders have 38 points from the same number of outings.
However the playoff position pits together Mahalapye teams in BR Highlanders who are seeking a come back to the premier league and arch rivals Mahalpye Hotspurs.
Hotspurs have also played 20 games to accumulate 32 points and can only reach 38 points if they win their remaining two games.
This means it will be war in Mahalapye on Saturday when the two clubs meet in a do or die encounter.
A win for Highlanders will see Hotspurs’ playoff dream shuttered, and could also see second place being decided.
In the same event a loss for Hotspurs could further spell doom for them and may go to the extent of losing their third spot to Green Lovers, who are breathing on their neck with 29 points.
Lovers will be dating Amakhosi at Tati siding who have not been doing well this season, Amakhosi are currently on position 7 from 20 games and have only managed to collect 24 points.
First division north chairman Eatametse Olopeng told Voice Sport that they have since divided themselves to attend both games in Maun and Mahalapye respectively.
“We are busy preparing for this games because they may be deciders for our league, we have even requested the referees commission to send highly qualified referees who will be able to handle games of this magnitude”, he revealed.
Olopeng added that should Sankoyo gain promotion to the premier league, it would mean that their division is growing.
He encouraged the Maun business community to give a helping hand to the team.
“Even better we will help Highlanders if they win and make sure they do better at the play offs and increase the number of teams from north.
I am confident this time around BR will be prepared for the league unlike the previous season”, he stated.
Olopeng further revealed that they have collectively agreed with first division south for play offs to start in north.