The Absa Premiership is set for a brimming weekend of eight fixtures involving all 16 division clubs. Futaa looks at who will be facing who?
The action will begin with some Friday night action in KwaZulu Natal & Cape Town before the weekend finally concludes on Sunday afternoon in Tshwane.
We have some serious league challenger’s battles as well as ruthless brawls in the bottom of the table…
Friday 17 January
Maritzburg United vs AmaZulu (19:30)
- Eric Tinkler’s United will be showing no mercy over Usuthu’s relegation fears in this Zulu derby.
Stellenbosch FC vs Baroka FC (19:30)
- A intriguing battle to watch. These are two sides fighting to survive life in the top division. Stellies coach Steve Barker called it a 'Cup Final.'
Saturday 18 January
Black Leopards vs Kaizer Chiefs (15:30)
Next Kaizer Chiefs Match!— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) January 16, 2020
⚽️ @lidodaduvha vs. @KaizerChiefs
👕 Senior Team
🏟 Thohoyandou Stadium
📆 18 January 2020
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📺 SuperSport 4#Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/JYbq2w2Ql5
- Leopards are struggling to avoid going down to the lower division and what better way to show they deserve to remain in the PSL than to beat the best team in Mzansi?
Orlando Pirates vs Highlands Park (18:00)
- There’s trouble at Highlands after two heavy defeats. Worst of all, they’re now facing a Bucs team that is unbeaten in four games.
Cape Town City vs Bidvest Wits (20:15)
- The Citizens have only one win in seven games. The great discomfort could continue against a Wits side that has not been beaten in six league games.
Sunday 19 January
Bloemfontein Cetic vs Chippa United (15:30)
- This is a mid table battle between two teams that have quietly and consistently been picking up points. Chippa's Norman Mapeza and Celtic's Lehlohonolo Seema are the league's unrecognized top coaches right now.
Polokwane City vs Golden Arrows (15:30)
- Six straight losses is the reason we see Polokwane rock bottom of the PSL. That elusive win could finally come against an inconsistent Steve Komphela side.
SuperSport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns (15:30)
🤔"Where do we get tickets for the #AbsaPrem #TshwaneDerby this Sunday ? "— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) January 16, 2020
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- It’s a battle for second spot and it’s a Tshwane derby. Game of the weekend.