Two rounds of PSL fixtures remaining (possible one by the time you read this) and two possible champions. It has been a bizarre season for South Africa’s top division, and that’s before you even consider the whole pandemic-enforced break thing.
Two rounds of PSL fixtures remain (2 September and 5 September) and the title race is a battle between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns. Neither side can afford a slip up at this stage.
Chiefs will play Chippa United on Wednesday. A win for the latter will ensure that they remain in South Africa’s top flight next season.
“If we can win this game, I’m sure then they [the players] will be sure that, now we can say we are safe for next season and we are sure that whatever happens in the last game [against Lamontville Golden Arrows] we won’t be in the relegation dog fight,” Chippa coach Lehlohonolo Seema told the South African Football Journalists’ Association.
“They [Chiefs] have a good coach in Ernst Middendorp. He is one of my mentors, I worked with him at Celtic, I know that he likes to tweak things and he’s a good coach.
“So, we will do our best to prepare and hopefully this time I will be on the winning end, and that will be good for the Eastern Cape people and the players, because it’s going to be a difficult game.”
Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns are second on the PSL log (level on points, but behind on goal difference) and coach Pitso Mosimane is keen for his charges to bounce back after a surprise defeat against Baroka FC. Mamelodi Sundowns will play relegation-threatened Polokwane City.
“We have checked them, they play two systems. They had been playing four at the back but now lately they have been playing five. They are desperate like we are. We will see how it goes. They are tough,” Mosimane said in an interview with broadcaster SuperSport.
“There is no team in the bubble we can say we can easily beat. You do not know how it is going to go and who is going to beat who. I think it is the best time for interest now, it is really unpredictable,” he added.
Wits, who sit in third place on the PSL log with 49 points, will play Black Leopards on Wednesday. While they would need a series of fortunate events to go their way, they remain in with a shot of winning the PSL title.
Stranger things have happened this season, which is what makes this finale so intriguing and so tense.
Fortunately, you do not have to be a cryptographer to figure out how the PSL log will look by the end of the penultimate round of fixtures. You can stay up to date with the live standings and results right here.
If you fall in an area that will be hit by load shedding right as this round of fixtures kick off, don’t worry – we’ve got your back.
The final two rounds of PSL fixtures will see matches all kick off at the same time. Wednesday’s fixtures will begin at 18:00 South African time. For an individual view of each of the PSL fixtures and PSL live scores on Wednesday, head over to our live updates section.
For a general overview of the PSL fixtures, standings and result, check out our match centre below.
Latest PSL fixtures and results
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