SATURDAY, September 5 will go down to the country’ football historical books as one of the mixed feelings among clubs and fans equally
Not only is this day regarded as the Super Saturday, but it is seen as the judgment day for clubs at the bottom of the log and those on top as the battle for the league title and the struggle to avoid Relegation/Promotional Play-Offs will be decided.
On top of the log both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are on each other’s neck as the title chase continues, and it remains as BIG guess as to which of the two will be having the last laugh come this afternoon.
Sundowns take on Black Leopards at the Dobsonville Stadium while Chiefs take on Baroka at BidVest Stadium.
The Brazilians are the league championships defenders while the Phefeni Boys are still trying to lay their hands on any silverware after five years of drought in the trophy cabinet.
Both clubs are on 56 points after 29 matches and we will wait and see as to who will walk away with the title at the end of the day.
Meanwhile, at the bottom of the log, the struggle for surviving the dreaded Relegation/Promotional Play-Offs will be the order of the day between Black Leopards, Baroka, AmaZulu, and Chippa United.
Polokwane City (16th on the log with 25 points after 29 matches) who play their last match against BidVest at the FNB Stadium were automatically relegated after they failed to collect maximum points in their recent matches and they will need more than a miracle to survive.
One of the clubs in the bottom of the log finishes on the 15th position, either AmaZulu, Baroka, Black Leopards or Chippa, then they will have a chance of maintaining the elite league status via the promotional playoffs with two clubs, Ajax Cape Town and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila which finished their league season on the second and third position in the GladAfrica Championships.
The rest of today’s Absa Premiership fixtures:
Chippa United v Golden Arrows (Orlando Stadium), AmaZulu v Highlands Park (Lucas Moripe Stadium), Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United (Absa Tuks Stadium), Orlando Pirates v Stellenbosch FC (Emirates Airline Park) and Cape Town City v SuperSport United (Loftus Stadium). All the matches starts at 3.30pm.