Veldwijk fires Suwon to play-off final

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Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk has fired Suwon FC to the K League 2 promotion play-offs final.

Just four months after joining Suwon from newly-crowned K League 1 and Korean FA Cup champions Jeonbuk Motors, Veldwijk could be set for a return to the top flight after helping his club secure a spot in this season's promotion play-offs.

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The 29-year-old brought his and his side's 2020 K League 2 regular season campaign to a close on Saturday when he netted a late, match-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over FC Anyang, taking his tally to five goals in 17 appearances for the season.

That return, coupled with the prolific form of strike partner and leading goalscorer An Byong-jun, inspired Suwon to a second-place finish, which earned the club a spot in the K League 2 promotion play-offs final.

There, they will compete with one of Gyeongnam, Daejeon Hana Citizen, Seoul E-Land or Jeonnam Dragons for a place in South Korea's top flight, with the match scheduled to take place on 29 November.

Dino Ndlovu follows suit with Zhejiang Energy Greentown

Across the border, fellow Bafana Bafana striker Dino Ndlovu will also have a shot at playing top-flight football next season after helping Zhejiang Energy Greentown claim a second-place finish in the promotion stage of the China League One season.

The 30-year-old netted an all-important goal during Greentown's 3-1 win over Taizhou Yuanda on Sunday to ensure his side a spot in the promotion/relegation play-offs against either Shijiazhuang Ever Bright or Wuhan Zall.

That fixture is set to take place in the form of a two-legged tie on 18 and 22 November, with the winner securing a place in the lucrative Chinese Super League for the 2021 campaign. 

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