Competition for play-off places gathers pace

9 years ago

With two rounds of matches left to go in the Division One League, the race for play-off spots seems to be taking shape week after week.

Twelve teams will get the chance to compete for three places in the more lucrative Premier League next season.

Among the potential play-off teams will certainly include former Premiership sides.

Real Tamale United, Guan United, Techiman City, Berekum Arsenals, Bofoakwa, B.A. United, Dunkwa United, Gold Stars, Starke, Deportivo, Feyenoord, Eleven Wise, Great Olympics, Istanbul, Tema Youth, Okwawu United and Danbort are all in the hunt for play-off places.

As the season reaches this crucial stage, the quest for premier league football is not the only concern for participating teams, but the desire to avoid relegation too.

Nania FC appear to have fallen off the pace for elite competition as they sit just one point above the bottom side in Zone 3A. The former FA Cup winners will certainly not be in contention for a premiership place this season, rather they will be striving to save their season.

Former Premier League side, Zaytuna risk relegation in Zone 3B as they languish at the foot of the log.

Wa Krystal Palace are no longer in competition following their decision to opt out of the league in Zone 1B. That decision places lots of pressure on Atebubu Esperance, who are now bottom in the zone.

The competition at both ends in the six-zonal tables will further add to the twist and turns of Division One football this season.