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PSL Announces Promotion Play-off Dates

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has announced the respective dates for the Promotion Play-offs, with two rounds of fixtures remaining in both the Absa Premiership and National First Division.

Despite names of the clubs that will participate in the play-offs yet to be determined, for the purpose of the draw, they have been referred to as “PD15, NFD2 and NFD3.

In a draw conducted at the PSL headquarters this morning, the procedure was outlined as follows as per the PSL's Twitter account.

Draw Procedure:

- 3 clubs participate: Position 15 in the #AbsaPrem, Position 2 in the NFD and Position 3 in the NFD.

- Promotion Play-offs League format – all clubs play each other home/away according to a set of fixtures which are prescribed in the Rules.

- Promotion Play-offs The draw will replace CLUB 1, CLUB 2 and CLUB 3 in the fixtures with the applicable clubs, based on final league pos..

- Club 1- #AbsaPrem position 15 Club 2- NFD position 2 & Club 3- NFD position 3

Dates:

Promotion play-offs: 25 May 2016 NFD position 3 vs NFD position 2

Promotion play-offs: 29 May 2016 #AbsaPrem position 15 vs NFD position 3

Promotion play-offs: 11 June 2016 NFD position 2 vs #AbsaPrem position 15

15 June 2016 NFD position 2 vs NFD position 3

18 June 2016 NFD position 3 vs #AbsaPrem position 15

22 June 2016 #AbsaPrem position 15 vs NFD position 2, " the PSL account tweeted.

The relegation dog-fight in the Absa Premiership is likely to go down to the wire as bottom-dwellers Maritzburg United, 15th placed University of Pretoria and Jomo Cosmos who are in 14th spot are yet to know their fates.

NFD table-toppers Baroka FC are just three points away from clinching PSL promotion with two matches remaining, and could wrap this up if they beat African Warriors at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Wednesday, May 11.

The place for promotion play-off spots is being contested by Highlands Park, Mbombela United, Witbank Spurs, Royal Eagles and Milano United AFC
Sphamandla Ntshokotsha

Sphamandla Ntshokotsha

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