The Promotion Play-offs draw was conducted today, Sunday 20 May 2012 in what will be an all-coastal team affair.
The draw, conducted by PSL CEO, Stan Matthews and GM:Football Derek Blanckensee, was done minutes after Tuks were crowned champions of the National First Division at the Absa Tuks Stadium. The university side will play in the Absa Premiership next season.
The Promotional Play-offs will feature three teams: one from the Absa Premiership and two National First Division sides.
On Saturday, Santos were condemned to the play-offs after they finished 15th in the Absa Premiership. This was after their closest rivals; Black Leopards enjoyed a 3-1 goal cushion against Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.
The two NFD teams will be Chippa United and Thanda Royal Zulu.
The full draw with fixture dates is as follows:
23 May 2012 – Thanda Royal Zulu vs Santos
27 May 2012 – Chippa United vs Thanda Royal Zulu
30 May 2012 – Santos vs Chippa United
17 June 2012 – Santos vs Thanda Royal Zulu
20 June 2012 – Thanda Royal Zulu vs Chippa United
23 June 2012 – Chippa United vs Santos
PSL CEO, Stan Matthews said: “The last couple of weeks have been exciting not only for the Absa Premiership but also for the National First Division. On Saturday, we witnessed the showdown in the Absa Premiership title race and today, we were treated to other festivities in the NFD as teams battled for a spot in the Promotion Play-offs.”
Venues and kick-off times for the play off matches will be confirmed soon.
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