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Rovers hope to make up ground


United Rovers have another chance to dig themselves out of the bottom of the third tier ABC Motsepe League.

United Rovers, the Northern Cape’s three-time Nedbank Cup competition qualifiers, have another chance to dig themselves out of the bottom of the third tier ABC Motsepe League tomorrow afternoon when they clash with Upington’s Mainstay United in De Aar.

Rovers is currently sitting at rock bottom after four starts in the league this season. This is way out of character for the 47-year-old Rovers United when considered against their recent history. The team has in three separate seasons qualified as the Northern Cape’s only representative amateur team to twice make it into the last 32 round of the Nedbank Cup competition and once into the first round of the same annual competition.

This season the De Aar side lost three games and won one to make them one of only two clubs with three points in the 16 team league.

The other team being fellow bottom-feeder Magareng Young Stars.

At the top of the same ABC Motsepe log sits Kakamas Sundowns with 10 points, the result of three victories and a draw in their four starts. Sundowns are known as the team that groomed Rivaldo Coetzee who turns out at central defence for Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana.

Kakamas Sundowns are by no means safe from being upended from the top perch this early in the season. Upington-based Tornado FC are sitting close by at second with eight points the result of two wins, a draw and a loss.

Sundowns will host the mid-table resident club Upington-based and newcomer to the league Khumalo Chiefs at the Langverwacht stadium at 3pm tomorrow.