Starts next Saturday
By Taromane Martin
THE Telekom Soccer League championship knockout competition is set to kick off Saturday next week at the Lawson Tama Stadium.
All eight teams that competed in last season of the TSL will compete in the knockout championship when it kicks off on January 27 to 28.
Organizers say matches will be played according to each teams standing from last season TSL table meaning the first team on the table takes on the bottom team while second ranked team plays the second bottom team on the table and so on.
The championship will be played in a two legged format, meaning matches will be played Home and Away.
Teams that will progress into the semifinals will be determined by whether they win or lose their two home and away qualifying matches.
The four winners and the two losers that finished highest on the qualifying matches advances to later rounds, with the two other losers eliminated.
Meanwhile opening matches for the first leg next Saturday will see TSL defending champions Solomon Warriors FC taking on bottom of the table Real Kakamora followed by second placed Marist FC and FC Guadalcanal.
The championship continues on Sunday with two more matches as third placed KOSSA FC takes on sixth placed Western United FC while fifth placed Henderson Eels FC takes on Malaita Kingz FC who are fourth on the table.
Fixtures for the second leg will be announced at the end of this month, organizers for the competition say.
Fixtures for the first leg:
27th – 28th Jan 2018
1st Place ( Solomon Warriors) v 8th Place (Real Kakamora)
2nd Place (Marist) v 7th Place (FC Guadalcanal)
3rd Place (KOSSA) v 6th Place (Western United)
4th Place (Henderson Eels) v 5th Place (Malaita Kingz)