AWL Semi-finalists Decided

AWL Semi-finalists Decided

File photoFree State will face North West in the first semi-final of the 2012 Absa Women’s League National Championships, while Gauteng will take on KwaZulu-Natal in the other semi-final encounter.

Both matches will take place on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 at the AR Abass Stadium in Kimberly, Northern Cape, the venue of the group stage matches.

The winners of the semi-finals will contest the final on Women’s Day – Thursday, 9 August – at the Galeshewe Stadium, which will be preceded by the third-place play-off.

Gauteng finished top of Group A with 10 points from four matches. In their last game, they defeated Western Cape 4-1 with goals coming from Mavhungu Manyanya, Agnes Manzini and a brace from Kgomotso Pule, while Nicole Makoe replied for Western Cape.

North West claimed second spot in the group with seven points.

In a dead rubber, also played on Tuesday, Northern Cape beat Mpumalanga 2-1.

Hosts Northern Cape ended their campaign in third place with six points and Western Cape was fourth with three points, same as the fifth-placed Mpumalanga.

In tight-contested Group B, Free State topped the standings with seven points after brushing aside the challenge of KZN 5-0 in their last game. Two goals from Shiwe Nogwanya and one each from Jemina Tau, Noxolo Magudu and Amelia Molelangoane ensured victory for Free State.

KZN finished second with four points, one more than third-placed Eastern Cape while Limpopo ended with just two points.

This means Northern Cape, Western Cape, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Limpopo have all been eliminated from the tournament.

A total of 67 goals were scored in the group stages with Gauteng top-scoring with 13 goals, followed by North West on 12 and Free State on 11.

Mpumalanga had a porous defence, letting in 13 goals, while Western Cape and Northern Cape conceded 12 and 10 goals respectively in Group A.

Free State’s Nogwanya is the current leading goal-scorer, with seven to her name. Palesa Mvala of North West, Agnes Manzini of Gauteng and Meliza Kruger of Northern Cape are tied on four goals each.

Six players, Dikome Tshenolo (North West); Lerato Mahamutsa (Mpumalanga); Mavhungu Manyanya and Kgomotso Pule (both Gauteng); Sandisiwe Nohayi (Eastern Cape) and Sthembile Shange (KZN), have found the back of the net three times each.

 

Teams:
Group A
Northern Cape
Western Cape
Mpumalanga
North West
Gauteng 
Group B
Limpopo
Free State
Eastern Cape
KwaZulu-Natal
 
Results from Day 5: (Tuesday, 7 August)
Free State 5 – 0 KwaZulu-Natal
Eastern Cape 2 – 1 Limpopo
Gauteng 4 – 1 Western Cape
Mpumalanga 1 – 2 Northern Cape
 
Results from Day 4 (Monday, 6 August): Rest Day
 
Results from Day 3 (Sunday, 5 August):
Northern Cape 1 – 3 Gauteng
Western Cape 2 – 0 North West
Limpopo 1 – 1 KwaZulu-Natal
Eastern Cape 1 – 5 Free State
Gauteng 2 – 2 North West
Western Cape 2 – 4 Mpumalanga
 
Results from Day 2 (Saturday, 4 August):
North West 4 – 1 Northern Cape
Eastern Cape 1 – 2 KwaZulu-Natal
Limpopo 2 – 2 Free State
Mpumalanga 0 – 4 Gauteng
 
Results from Day 1 (Friday, 3 August):
Mpumalanga 0 – 5 North West
Northern Cape 4 – 2 Western Cape

 

ABSA Women’s League National Champs Group A Standings after Day 5:

Pos. Team P W D L GF GA GD Points
1. Gauteng 4 3 1 0 13 4 9 10
2. North West 4 2 1 1 11 5 6 7
3. Western Cape 4 2 0 2 8 10 -2 6
4. Northern Cape 4 1 0 3 7 12 -5 3
5. Mpumalanga 4 1 0 3 5 13 -8 3

 

ABSA Women’s League National Champs Group B Standings after Day 5:

Pos. Team P W D L GF GA GD Points
1. Free State 3 2 1 0 12 3 9 7
2. KwaZulu-Natal 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
3. Eastern Cape 3 0 0 2 4 8 -4 3
4. Limpopo 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2
 
Fixtures for Day 6: (Wednesday, 8 August)
13h00
Free State v North West
Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A
15h00
Gauteng v KwaZulu-Natal
Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B
 
NB: In the event of a draw in the knock-out stages, there will be no extra time and penalties will be taken to determine the winner.

 

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