Alex United set for Alexandra derby

Rivals Alexandra United and Alexandra FC clash horns in a SAFA Second Division derby encounter at Balfour Park on Saturday afternoon.

Kick-off is at 1pm.

Alex United, who are on course for promotion and currently top the standings, will be eager to build on their win over Soweto Panthers last time out by securing all three points against their closest rivals.

United currently top the table with nine fixtures remaining this season and head into this weekend’s fixture as favourites.

Alexandra FC are down in 12th spot, but three points could see the climb above Tornado FC in 11th.

United owner Nick Nicolau explained that his side are treating each remaining game as a cup final as they seek promotion.

“There are nine games left to complete our season and we are treating each game like a cup final,” said Nicolaou.

Nicolaou added that his team are ready and looking forward to the match as they look to build on their four point lead at the summit of the table.

“The preparations, for the upcoming game have gone very well,” added Nicolaou.

“The team is motivated and raring to go, we are confident that we will do well and we are looking forward to the match.”

Tornado lie in wait for Alex United following the derby. The game will take place in Kensington on May 1.


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