It’s going down to the wire!

Thabo September of SuperSport United admits to having enjoyed the healthy competition in the Diski Challenge season. Photo by BackpagePix
Thabo September of SuperSport United admits to having enjoyed the healthy competition in the Diski Challenge season. Photo by BackpagePix

SUPERSPORT United DStv Diski Challenge coach, Thabo September, has accepted that winning the title is not in their hands!

Matsatsantsa a Pitori have been in a neck-to-neck race with Stellenbosch FC for five weeks.

With the final round of Diski Challenge fixtures being played tomorrow, one of the two sides will be crowned champions.

Stellenbosch are top with 61 points, and SuperSport are second with 59 points.

Stellies need a point to clinch the title. But if they lose to TS Galaxy at Tsakane Stadium on Saturday (noon), and SuperSport beat Royal AM at Mpumalanga Stadium at the same time, Matsatsantsa will be crowned champions.

A draw for Stellies would still work in their favour as they have a better goal difference of +37, while SuperSport are sitting on +17 goal difference. It means SuperSport will have to score more than 20 goals and not concede to win the title if Stellies draw, and that is unlikely to happen.

September said: “It has been a healthy competition if you look it was four. It went down to three and now it’s only two teams (left in the title race). We would love to win it but at this stage, it’s no longer in our hands.”

September admitted it would hurt to lose it, but he remains proud of his team, considering that they were 10th at the end of the first round. But they were able to fight back and challenge for the title when no one gave them a chance.

“There are many positives that we take from this season. We had more than six players that went on to the first team from this Diski Challenge squad. I am proud of how far we have got with this team.

“But if it happens they (Stellenbosch) lose and we win, it will be a big thing for the club.”

Last weekend, SuperSport beat Golden Arrows 4-1. That victory saw them setting a new record of nine straight wins in the Diski Challenge. Previously, Bidvest Wits held the record of eight straight wins. Stellenbosch coach Evangelos Vellios said: “SuperSport has made it really difficult for us, pilling up the pressure week in and week out. But we’re happy we got to 60 points, and we’re positive we will wrap it up with a big win.”

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