It was mixed feelings for Ghanaians playing in the Absa premiership on the final day of the 2019/20 football season.
The Absa Premiership on Saturday witnessed it final games for the 2019/20 season. Mamelodi Sundown’s 3-0 victory against Black Leopards at home and Kaizer Chief’s 1-1 against Baroka ensured that they were crowned champions for the 3rd consecutive time and for the 10th time in their history.
For Ghanaians in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), it was missed feelings, Mohammed Anas’ Polokwane finished bottom of the table with 25 points. Relegation was already confirmed before the final game of the season.
There was a life line for Edwin Gyimah, Mumin Abubakar and Black Leopards as they finished 15th on the league log with 29 points. Black Leopards will now be involved in a mini-league playoff with National First Division 2nd and 3rd placed sides, Ajax Cape Town and Tshakhuma. The winner will earn a place in the 2020/21 PSL season.
With results elsewhere favoring them, a 1-1 draw for Samuel Darpoh’s AmaZulu at home to Highlands Park was enough to keep them in the South African elite league for another season.
A bad run of form after the restart saw Richard Ofori and Maritzburg United finish 7th on the league log. The highest finish by a Ghanaian in the PSL this season.