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Regional League is on track

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The league pays fees associated with the administration including travel to and from games in arrears.

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Safa Frances Baard have expressed its satisfaction with the progress of the newly-established women’s regional football league which will by this weekend have played half of the season’s games.

Safa regional secretary Ponatshego Mondela said that apart from the initial reluctance of local clubs to affiliate with the new division, the games have gone down well since its launch more than a month ago.

As things stand Safa partly subsidises the new league as it has no sponsor. The league pays fees associated with the administration including travel to and from games in arrears.

Mondela said in a bid to curb costs they have structured the fixtures such that all clubs can play at once at a centrally-located venue instead of playing a home and away game in the usual two takes.

Now the league schedules games to take place over the same weekend at a single venue.

“We here in Frances Baard for instance still have to pay for the use of the municipal stadia even though it is at a greatly discounted rate. This is costly on us as the fixtures are not making us any money”.

Clubs in the new league still have a lot to do to in order to catch up with the tactical levels of older leagues. For instance some clubs lag behind in the technical aspects of the game.

It is not uncommon to find team scores hovering in the low to high teens.

This past week, for instance, Thuso Academy put seven goals past Pampierstad-based Junior Tigers for no reply while Power Boys (women) scored five times against Barkly West team Amakipkip who scored a single goal.

Safa Frances Baard Women’s Regional League

Log standings as at September 9

PWDLGFGAGDPts

Diamond Ladies66003122918

Amakipkip FC741219160313

Young Achievers84131414013

Sol P. University83322051512

D. United Ladies5320830511

Power Boys6303919-109

Platfontein Stars6123615-094

Thuso Academy7115817-094

Junior Tigers7007024-240