Nico in final push for promotion

Marching on: Nico are on the brink of a Premier League return PIC: NICO
Marching on: Nico are on the brink of a Premier League return PIC: NICO

FRANCISTOWN: High-riding Nico United will make a final push for a return to the elite league this weekend after a five-year absence. United’s remarkable run in the league has left them with 38 points from 17 matches in the league.

Second-placed Eleven Angels have managed 29 points from 17 matches. A victory for Nico United on Saturday will mean that the Selebi-Phikwe side need only four points in their last two matches to attain an unassailable lead and win promotion to the Premier League. They might even win promotion sooner than anticipated if Angels drop some points.

On Saturday, Nico will be home to Chadibe FC who are not considered a threat to Majombolo's promotion match. Chadibe has been inconsistent in recent weeks after starting the season on a high note. Nico, who are fresh from playing to a 1-1 draw against Angels, are yet to lose a match at home. In fact, their good run has seen them recording a single loss this season. In another weekend clash, third-placed Santa Green will be eager to strengthen their push for a second playoff spot when they host Peace Makers in Mahalapye. Santa Green have accumulated 25 points in the league, the same number of points as Makers who have surprised many this season. The Bobonong outfit currently occupies the third position and are behind their weekend opponents on account of an inferior goal difference.

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