Phoenix take top spot

The LFA football season is in full swing, with teams competing to take one of five spots that will be available for promotion into the SAB league.

Last weekend Komani zone teams were in action in a second weekend of the league after the season had been delayed for months.

There are 18 teams in the Komani zone, divided into two streams – A and B – with the winner set to take on the champions from five other zones in the Enoch Mjigima Municipality at playoffs.

Phoenix FC rose to the top of group A after winning both its weekend games at the Dumpy. Phoenix had taken on Kaizer United on Saturday which they put to the sword by 4-1. However, they had a tougher game on Sunday when Rising Stars provided stronger competition.

It looked as if the game would end in a stalemate when no gaols were scored in the first 60 minutes in the game. The deadlock was finally broken by Luxolo Jacobs who scored the only goal in the game, giving Phoenix the win and top spot in the league.

Pheonix ended second best last season, when they finished at number two, but Richard Klaas, the coach, said this season the only ambition was promotion.

This year we are looking to be promoted. We want playoff football. Last year we came just shy of that but we can achieve it this year,” he said.

The game against Rising Stars was not without controversy over what coach Elvis Maseti called “questionable refereeing.”

There were some calls made against us which were just dubious. We were oppressed the whole game,” he said.

Phoenix is at the top with nine points from three wins in three games, separated by a point from Dynamos FC which has eight points from four games.

Stream B of the zone has experienced delays with most teams not having played any matches. Komani Conquer is at the top with 6 points from two games. Ravens FC are at two with three points in one game.

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