NFD midweek fixtures

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The pick of the fixtures sees top-of-the-table Milano United host Royal Eagles at the Philippi Stadium, while newly-promoted sides Highlands Park and Cape Town All Stars face off in Tembisa.

Black Leopards vs Thanda Royal Zulu

Black Leopards will be looking to bounce back from their weekend defeat to Kwa Zulu-Natal outfit Royal Eagles. Opponents Thanda Royal Zulu are sitting in fifth place on the log and have only lost once so far this season. The match will take place at the Thohoyandou Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 15h30.

Golden Arrows vs Baroka FC

Golden Arrows welcome Baroka FC to the Chatsworth Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, with kick-off at 15h30. Arrows are one of two teams yet to lose this season and are currently in second place with 16 points after eight League games. Baroka will be going into this game high in confidence after they thrashed African Warriors 5-1 last weekend. It hasn’t been a great start for the Limpopo side however, who have only won two games so far this season.

Africa Warriors vs Vasco da Gama

Second-from-bottom African Warriors will be hoping the weekend’s results won’t affect them when they host Vasco da Gama at the Charles Mopeli Stadium. Warriors were on the receiving end of a 5-1 drubbing by Baroka last Saturday - their fourth defeat of the season. Vasco have endured an inconsistent run thus far this season, recording a win, draw and loss in their last three encounters.

Highlands Park vs Cape Town All Stars

Two newly-promoted sides Highlands Park and Cape Town All Stars square off at the Makhulong Stadium at 15h30 on Wednesday afternoon.

Both sides have had a tough start to the season, with Highlands Park failing to win in their last five games heading into their clash with All Stars. Things haven’t been going well for their Cape counterparts either, having only won once in their last five games. Only two points separate the two sides on the log.

Jomo Cosmos vs Witbank Spurs

Cosmos have picked up nine points from their last five games which sees them sitting in eighth position on the log. They play host to a Witbank Spurs side who have failed to score a goal in their previous four games. Both teams are level on points.  The clash will take place at the Vaal University of Technology Stadium at 15h30.

Garankuwa United vs Santos

The first evening fixture sees Garankuwa United host Santos at the Pilditch Stadium. The home side have only picked up one point from their last five games, with a string of poor results seeing them slip down to 13th place on the log with just six points. Santos have been less than impressive away from home this season, picking up just a single point from their four away games so far in the campaign.

Milano United vs Royal Eagles

Milano United will be looking to extend they lead at the top of the table when they host Royal Eagles at the Philippi Stadium on Wednesday night. Despite suffering a loss in their last fixture at home,  Milano will be confident heading into this particular fixture following their 2-1 win away at Maluti FET College last time out. Royal Eagles on the other hand have struggled this season, collecting just five points in their last five games.

Meanwhile, the PSL has released a statement that all PSL and NFD fixtures this week will observe a moment of silence for the late Senzo Meyiwa.

“The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed that a moment of silence will be observed at all fixtures until the end of the weekend to mark the passing of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa,” the statement read.

“This will apply to both the National First Division (NFD) and Absa Premiership fixtures from Wednesday, 29 October 2014 until Sunday, 02 November 2014.”



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