AFTER their outstanding performance last week Leeds United will start as odds-on favourites to win the Zafa Top Eight competition when they play Eleven Angels at the Wolfson Stadium C field on Sunday.
They thrashed Zama-Zama 6-0 on Saturday and Santos 3-0 the following day in a week when goals were hard to come by. Of the 32 goals scored in 16 matches, United netted nine. Angels on the other hand lost both their matches, going down 2-0 to Juventus and 1-0 to United Comrades.
In the semifinals played a fortnight ago both teams survived penalty shootouts.
Leeds beat Seven United 5-4 and Angels beat Ghetto X1 3-0 on penalties. Both teams will be in action in league matches tomorrow. Leeds play Seven United while Angels play Zama-Zama.
To accommodate the finals the Premier League programme on Sunday has been adjusted. Two matches each will be played on the B and C fields, to end before the finals.
Santos and Zama-Zama, who are separated by just one point midway in the league table, clash in the early game on the C field. Juventus, who are fourth on the log, take on Seven United in the second match.
On the B field third-placed Dynamos take on United Comrades with Nubs and Bubs clashing in the late game.
Log-leaders Young Romans, who are unbeaten in six starts, play Nubs at the B field tomorrow while Brazil Brothers, who are five points behind Romans, play Dynamos on the C field.
Fixtures: Tomorrow, C Field – Juventus v Santos, Continental Express v United Comrades, Young Professionals v Ghetto X1, Dynamos v Brazil Brothers.
B Field – Young Romans v Nubs, Bubs v Golden Brothers, Zama-Zama v Eleven Angels, Leeds United v Sevens United.
Sunday, B Field – United Comrades v Dynamos, Nubs v Bubs
C Field – Santos v Zama-Zama, Seven United v Juventus, Leeds United v Eleven Angels (Top Eight final)
The Zwifa Marina Sea Salt Premier League programme kicks off this weekend with defending champions Swartkops United taking on Kuyasa United in the opening fixture.
Fixtures: Tomorrow – Real Crusaders v Real Dodgers, Kuyasa United v Swartkops United, Manchester United v Soweto Angels, Golden Aces v Zwide Celtics
Sunday – Little Birds v Strikers UTD, Major Chiefs v Umanyano Stars, Morning Stars v Shining Stars, Gal City v Zwide Pirates