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Games were postponed in  Algeria where the number of matches cancelled amounted to eight. However ES Setif sits atop with nine points between them and second-placed USM Bel Abdes in 24 matches played so far.

Crossing the divide, it’s a different case scenario in the Tunisian top tier with the play-offs for the title in high gear.

Serial winners ES Tunis leads the way on 11 points in the five games of the playoffs but faces stiff competition from second-placed Etoile Du Sahel.

Victory would have seen Sahel leapfrog nemesis ES but the sides grinded out a one-all score in a top-of-the table league clash on Sunday.

Away from the title chase, Marsa and Tataouine are in a relegation dog fight with CA Bizertin also precariously leaning in the bottom three in the relegation playoffs.

Over to Egypt, leaders Al Ahly are not being given breathing space by Misr Le Makasa as the race for the title spices up.

This campaign promises to be a thrill-never-lacking season as one time league-never-do-wells Makasa and Al Masry continue to entertain. But they must keep turning on the pressure and hoping Ahly slip-up, if clutching the title is their ambition this season.

Makasa’s recent upward trajectory is intertwined with the form of hotshot Ahmed El Sheikh who also happens to be the league’s highest goal-getter on 14 goals.

Wydad Casablanca is in a tug-of-war with town rivals Raja Casablanca for the Botola-sponsored Moroccan league gong.

Wydad is on a total 47 points. The 1-0 triumph over KAC Kenitra over the weekend sees them top by two points.

In South Africa, Bidvest Wits are in the cusps of clinching its first league title but must dislodge Cape Town City who are perched on top of the standings with only a solitary one point between the two.

Should they win today against Golden Arrows, they will be leading the table temporary pending Cape Town City’s must-watch league derby with Platinum Stars scheduled for Thursday.

Fronting the goal chart is Zimbabwe’s Tendai Ndoro who only broke his seven-game run without goal last week against third-from-bottom Free State Stars.

Title holders and African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns are seven points adrift of the top with three games in hand.

Tip-toeing to Nigeria, it’s hard to believe how Mountain of Fires and Miracles (MFM) are fronting proceedings in the premier league. Determination and dedication is the club’s answers to its doubters.

It’s 18 games gone with MFM securing 33 points already with their last convincing 3-0 thumping of El kanemi warriors only adding icing to the cake.

They also have the fewest of loses in the championship –biting the dust a mere five times, a stat only equaled by Rivers United who agonisingly are in the bottom three on 20 points.

Seventh-placed Kano Pilllars lost 1-0 to Akwa United with Shooting Stars narrowly beating Niger Tornadoes 2-1 and Shinning Stars walking over Rem Stars, in a round up of other games on Sunday.

Elsewhere, WAFA is the side headlining the Ghanaian Premier League with Aduana Stars at second and Asante Kotoko closely third.

Inter Allies, Bolga All Stars , Great Olympics and Ashanti Gold are the outfits battling tooth and nail to beat the drop.

Of Great interest at the top half, WAFA leads on 23 points after trouncing Elmina Sharks 2-1. Liberty Professional drew Bolga All Stars one-all as Bechem United got the better of Inter Allies and Tema Youths drawing Wa All Stars.

Aduana Stars scrapped past Great Olympics 2-1 on Monday.

Gor Mahia is the side to beat in the Kenyan Premier League. The Nairobi-based outfit sailed over Home Boyz with a lone goal enough to do the damage.

The one-time league winners now top things on 9 points after just four games losing only once. They however face competition for the first place slot with second-placed Posta Rangers who are just a point adrift. Holders Tusker occupies 14th, five points behind the race for the gong.

It’s a heated business in the Democratic Republic of Congo with eight clubs vying for the staked league prize including TP Mazembe.

Don Boscos, Renaissance, Motema Pembe, Sanga Balende, Vita Club and Bukavu Dawa and Muungano are the other contenders.

The regular league, divided into three -West, East and Central Conference- is completed with the title play-offs now up and running.

The winners and vice champions automatically breeze into the Total Caf Champions League preliminary round while the bronze winners settle for a slot in the confederation Cup qualifiers.

Don Bosco and Renaissance already have three points each following wins in their respective Sunday fixtures as Mazembe got held goalless by Motema Pembe. The race though is far from over with the play-offs just a game old.

Generation Foot is out to do a Leicester City –looking to win the Senegalese Premier league at the first time of asking.

Foot, a strong feeder club to French Ligue 1 side Metz, has an 8-point lead in 17 games, amassing 37 points and losing just on two occasions.

Boasting a number of foreign national African players, one of them Gambia’s U-20 star players Abdoulie Jallow and Bun Sanneh, Generation merely secured promotion last campaign when they won the Senegalese second tier.

Foot got tied to a one-all draw by Douanes on Monday. Goree slugged out a goalless affair with Diambars also on the same day.


Featured Photo: Courtesy of Mamelodi Sundowns FC

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