SASOL League action continues this coming weekend throughout the country as teams look to increase their impact within their respective regions, with Northern Cape and the Free State Province playing their first matches for the 2017 season.
The only provinces that are not be in action this weekend will be Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape.
The Gauteng province will head into Week 4 of fixtures with only one team with a 100% winning record, with JVW yet to lose or draw a match. The log leaders will play host to rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC at the Bedfordview Stadium on Sunday, 23 April.
The University of Johannesburg welcomes Springs Home Sweepers at the UJ Sport Campus on Saturday, 22 April, while VUT will take on TUT-PTA on Sunday at the Isak Steyl Stadium in what promises to be a key clash, in the fight for the bragging rights amongst the Universities of Technology.
In the Free State province, defending champions Bloemfontein Celtic should prove too strong for Kolisang Ladies when they meet at the Mmabana Stadium in Thaba Nchu on Saturday, 27 April. Kovsies Ladies will play host to MO2KFA FC on the same day at the UFS Campus as both teams will look to kick start their league campaign on a positive note.
The Tsunami Queens will look to get on a winning start as they welcome Grassland Ladies at the Bluegumbosch Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 13h00.
In the Western Cape, considered to be one of the strongest regions for women football, will look to live up to that trend as teams head into Week 3 of fixtures. Cape powerhouse, UWC Ladies face off against RV United on Saturday, 22 April, at the Holy Cross. With a few of their players knocking on the Sasol sponsored-Banyana Banyana door, Stellenbosch-based side Maties welcomes Burnley United at the Lentelus Sports grounds in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash. Action in this province starts on Friday with Dangerous Heroes taking on Mannenberg, while Portia United hosts Ikamva FC.
In KwaZulu-Natal, eight-time Sasol League National Championship participants, Durban Ladies, will play host to Lindelani Ladies at the Mangosuthu Stadium on Sunday, 23 April with kick-off scheduled for 13h00. In other fixtures, DUT Midlands welcomes Sunflower FC at the Indumiso Sports grounds and Newcastle Ladies will travel to Newlands to take on Ntuzuma Ladies with both fixtures taking place on Sunday, 23 April.
The North-West Province head into Week 2 of fixtures. In the clash of the weekend, the North-West University FC will lock horns with rivals Al’s Puk Tawana at the NWU Sport Ground on Saturday, 22 April with a 15h00 kick-off.
The two streams in the Northern Cape will officially open their Sasol League campaign this weekend as teams aim to stake their claim as the region’s top sides. Key fixture in Stream A will see Black Spurs take on Kurara Ladies at Matjieskloof, while in Stream B Galeshewe Ladies make the short trip to Bergsig Sports grounds to face Uprisers Ladies.
Limpopo go into Week 2 with the key fixture being that of Modimolle Ladies vs Botlokwa Ladies at Nylstroom Hoerskool. Kickoff is at 15h00.
The Sasol League takes place across all the nine provinces of South Africa with the top nine teams (one per province) qualifying for the honours of being crowned the national champions at the Sasol League National Championships, at the end of the year.
Sasol League Gauteng Fixtures on Saturday, 22 April:
13h00: UJ vs Springs Home Sweepers – UJ Campus Sport Complex
13h00: Palace Super Falcon vs Soweto Fabulous FC – Mehlareng Stadium Tembisa
13h00: Croesus Ladies vs Nicko Taurus – Northview High School
13h00: H. Zebra Force vs Servol FC – Phillip Stadium (Block L)
15h00: Blue Birds vs University of Pretoria FC – Alexandra Stadium
Sasol League Gauteng Fixtures on Sunday, 23 April:
11h00: Pull Together vs NWU Vaal Campus – Giant Stadium 2
12h00: JVW vs Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC – Bedfordview Stadium
15h00: VUT vs TUT-PTA – Isak Steyl Stadium
Sasol League Free State Fixtures on Saturday, 22 April:
13h00: Tsunami Queens vs Grassland Ladies – Bluegumbosch Stadium
13h00: Kolisang Ladies vs Bloemfontein Celtic FC – Mmabana Stadium Thaba Nchu
13h00: Mamello Ladies FC vs Nigol FC Harvenia Club – Welkom
13h00: Kovsies FC vs MO2KFA FC – Kovsies
15h00: Tumahole Ladies vs Lovelife FC – Fezile Dabi Stadium
Sasol League Free State Fixtures on Sunday, 23 April:
13h00: Ayebush FC vs Happy Ladies FC – Botshabelo Outdoor Field
15h00: Ace Milan vs Simunye Ladies – Gerrie Lewis, Villiers
15h00: Black Urban FC vs Central University FS – Botshabelo Outdoor Field
Sasol League Western Cape Fixtures on Friday, 21 April:
19h30: Dangerous Heroes vs Mannenberg – Brown’s Farm Sport Field
20h00: Portia United vs Ikamva FC – Lingelethu
Sasol League Western Cape Fixtures on Saturday, 22 April:
14h00: Spurs Ladies vs Vasco da Gama – William Herbert Sports Ground
15h00: Maties FC vs Burnely United – Lentelus Sports Ground
15h00: UWC Ladies vs RV United – Holy Cross
18h00: Santos Ladies vs Defence FC – Santos Academy
Sasol League Western Cape Fixtures on Sunday, 23 April:
15h00: Cape Town Roses vs Milano Ladies United – NY 49
15h00: Virgo vs Southern Stars – Bayhill Soccer Field
Sasol League KZN Fixtures on Saturday, 22 April:
13h00: Citizen Prayers vs Ducks Ladies – Manguzi Supersport Stadium
Sasol League KZN Fixtures on Sunday, 23 April:
13h00: Nxamalala Ladies vs Umlazi Arsenal Mbaliyezwe Impendle
13h00: DUT Midlands vs Sunflower FC – Indumiso Sports Grounds, Imbali
13h00: Galaxy Ladies vs Real United Chesterville
13h00: Tottenham Ladies vs MUBS – Wadley Stadium
13h00: Ntuzuma Ladies vs Tiger Girls – Newcenter Newlands
13h00: Remax Shooting Stars vs Newcastle Ladies – New Germany Ground
13h00: Durban Ladies vs Lindelani Ladies – Mangosuthu
Sasol League North West Fixtures on Saturday, 22 April:
15h00: Clive United vs Platinum Arsenal Ladies – Alabama Stadium
15h00: North West University FC vs Als Puk Tawana – NWU Sport Ground
15h00: Boitumelo United vs Golden Ladies – Gaopalelo Secondary School
15h00: Florentina FC vs De’ Scorpion – Itsoseng Stadium
15h00: Icons Ladies vs We Can Ladies – Montshioa Stadium
15h00: The Bold & The Beautiful vs The Chaps Ladies – Huhudi Stadium
15h00: Tlhabologang Ladies vs Bianca Academy – Coligny Hoer School
15h00: Titans vs Gopane Ladies Royal – Royal Bafokeng Sport Ground
Sasol League Northern Cape Stream A Fixture on Saturday, 22 April:
15h00: Uprisers Ladies vs Tlhaping Flowers FC – Bergsig Sports Grounds
15h00: Black Spurs vs Kurara Ladies – Matjieskloof
15h00: Sesheng Ladies vs RC Mills Ladies – Sesheng
15h00: Black Eagles Ladies vs Sparrows Ladies – Magojaneng Sport Ground
Sasol League Northern Cape Stream B Fixture on Saturday, 22 April:
15h00: Junior Tigers Ladies vs Galeshewe Ladies – Papierstad
15h00: Ritchie All Stars vs Carnarvon Ladies – Ritchie
15h00: Richmond United Ladies vs Philipstown Ladies – Richmond Showground
15h00: Crusader Ladies vs Royal Wizards – Galeshewe
Sasol League Limpopo Fixtures on Saturday, 22 April:
15h00: Kanatla Ladies vs Mphanama Ladies – Cricket Ground
15h00: Modimolle Ladies FC vs Botlokwa Ladies – Nylstroom Hoerskool
15h00: University of Limpopo vs Moria Ladies – Oscar Mpethe Stadium
15h00: Re Tla Dira vs Team Herman – Best Man Ground
Sasol League Limpopo Fixtures on Sunday, 23rd April:
13h00: Ma-Indies vs Real Mighty Girls FC – Dream Field
13h00: Tshandana Young Stars vs Chippas Ladies FC – Tshungani Gr
15h00: Sisters Ladies vs Shayandima Morning Stars – Nwamitwa (Dynamos Gr)
13h00: Moria Sweepers vs Seven Stars Moria Ground
Photo 1 caption: JVW at home to Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies the pick of the weekend’s Sasol League fixtures as action resumes after Easter break
With editing by gsport