Bucks looking to take down Eagles
19 May 2016
Mthatha Bucks will be set on ending the season on a winning note when they square up to Royal Eagles at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday.
The match in Pietermaritzburg kicks off at 3pm and will be covered live on the club's official social media platforms.
Amathol’amnyama go into the game having secured their NFD status for another season after beating Highlands Park 1-0 at home last weekend.
That win took Bucks up to 11th spot on the table, five points clear of the relegation zone.
Having stopped Highlands Park's hopes of winning the league, Bucks now face an Eagles side that just dropped out of the running for a play-off spot after a draw and two defeats in their last two matches.
Amathol’amnyama meanwhile are unbeaten in their last four outings with two wins and two draws.
The first round fixture ended in a 1-0 win to the KZN side.
MTHATHA BUCKS: MASHALE RANTABANE
ROYAL EAGLES: DOMINIC ISAACS, KARABO LITABE
* Brown Khumalo will be unavailable for the game as he has been given bereavement leave to attend his mother's funeral.
** Mlungisi Maranti is also out, the goalkeeper being given time to recover from the head injury he suffered last weekend against Highlands Park.
Weekend fixtures (Sunday, May 22, 2016):
Santos v FC Cape Town Athlone Stadium
Witbank Spurs v Moroka Swallows Puma Rugby Stadium
Thanda Royal Zulu FC v African Warriors Umhlathuze Sports Complex
Vasco Da Gama v Black Leopards - Parow Park
Baroka FC v Milano United - Peter Mokaba Stadium
Royal Eagles v Mthatha Bucks - Harry Gwala Stadium
Mbombela United v Cape Town All Stars - Kanyamazane Stadium