Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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7 May 2018
4:27 pm

5 talking points from local football this past weekend

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

After Highlands Park lifted the trophy having been crowned National First Division champions, the teams that will playing in the relegation/promotional playoffs were  confirmed this past weekend. 

Kaizer Chiefs winners of the 2018 MultiChoice Diski Shield match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Makhulong Stadium. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Here are the five other talking points from the local football this past weekend:

  1. Chiefs win the Diski Shield

Kaizer Chiefs legend Arthur Zwane has helped Amakhosi lift the inaugural MultiChoice Diski Shield. Chiefs beat Sundowns 3-1 in the final to win the trophy on Saturday at Makhulong Stadium.

  1. Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos possible return to the PSL

Black Leopards or Jomo Cosmos could return to the top tier of South African football after qualifying for the promotion playoff. The former Premiership duo finished second and third respectively on the NFD log.

  1. Barcelona coming to South Africa

Initially there was doubt over the game between Mamelodi Sundowns playing Barcelona. The Premier soccer League has since given the Pretoria outfit the green light to host the Spanish side.

  1. Former Chiefs player and coach passes away

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender and coach Jack Chamangwana has passed away. Chamangwana died in hospital on Sunday, a week after he was admitted.

  1. No Carling Black Label Cup this year

The annual pre-season tournament between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will not take place this season because it falls on the date of the Fifa World Cup.