Leopards hold PSL survival hopes alive with essential play-offs win over Tshakhuma

Black Leopards have boosted their probabilities of staying within the Premier Soccer League (PSL) subsequent season with a Three-1 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday.

This significant win for co-coaches Morgan Shivambu and Mongezi Bobe implies that Lidoda Duvha are sitting high of the PSL promotional play-offs standings with six factors from their opening two matches.

The win was secured by a brace from their inspirational captain Mwape Musonda and defender Isaac Masia whereas the comfort for TTM was put away by Thembisani Nevhulamba.

This outcome additionally implies that TTM’s hopes of promotion to the PSL subsequent season are slim as they’ve misplaced their opening two matches to Ajax Cape City and Leopards.

TTM will likely be fully eradicated from the race for promotion in the event that they lose to Ajax who’re positioned second spot with three factors from two matches on Tuesday.

Leopards have a time to work on their deficiencies as they solely return to motion on Friday the place they tackle Ajax in a what may decide who will likely be taking part in within the PSL.

Leopards took the lead after 20 minutes from the header of Musonda on the far publish after he related with a well-taken nook kick of Tiklas Thutlwa.

TTM equalised on the stroke of the break by attacker Nevhulamba when he slotted house from shut vary after he acquired a cross from Modibedi Mokoena after they broke the Leopards defence.

Leopards went to half time with a slender 2-1 lead after defender Masia out-jumped TTM defenders within the field to move house from one other well-taken nook kick from Thutlwa throughout non-obligatory time.

Leopards ensured all of the three factors within the dying minutes of the match when Musonda headed previous TTM goalkeeper Simon Mamudzidi from a ball that was delivered by substitute Themba Ndlovu.

For the third purpose‚ Musonda celebrated together with his team-mates but it surely appeared as if the ball took a deflection from TTM defender Tebogo Thangwane into his personal web.