Chiefs or Sundowns? PSL title race goes to final day

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Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs fouled by Tercious Malepe of Chippa United during their Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/Gallo Images/BackpagePix
Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs fouled by Tercious Malepe of Chippa United during their Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/Gallo Images/BackpagePix

A thrilling grand finale is on the cards in the Absa Premiership title race on Saturday in the bio-bubble with Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns still in with a chance.

The contenders are tied on 56 points with Chiefs slightly in the lead due to goal difference.

There is everything to fight for in the one remaining game.

Amakhosi secured a 1-0 win over Chippa United at the Orlando Stadium while Sundowns beat Polokwane City 3-0 on Wednesday evening.

Chiefs take on Baroka in their ultimate game at the Bidvest Stadium while Sundowns are up against Black Leopards at the Dobsonville Stadium (all kickoffs at 3.30pm).

Itumeleng Khune made his return to the starting line-up after almost a year, as he replaced Daniel Akpeyi who will miss the rest of the season due to injury.

The winning goal also came from another long timer as Khama Billiat scored his first goal in more than a year.

Billiat latched onto a loose ball t the far post to tap in from close range in the ninth minute.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung also made a return after his internal suspension handed to him by the club ended on Monday.

Later in the match, Chiefs were helped by two red cards to Chippa as Tercious Malepe and Elvis Moyo were sent off.

In Dobsonville, Sundowns made easy work of Rise and Shine.

Anele Ngcongca, Themba Zwane and Keletso Makgalwa grabbed the goals for the defending champions.

Polokwane are all but relegated as they are on 25 points.

For them to secure a playoff spot they would have to beat Bidvest Wits by eight unanswered goals on the final day.

Baroka suffered a 1-4 loss at the hands of SuperSport United to drop down into the relegation zone. Bakgaga now have 28 points.

Black Leopards pulled off a 1-0 win over Wits, while AmaZulu drew 1-1 with Stellenbosch.

Results

SuperSport 4-1 Baroka

Arrows 0-0 Celtic

Maritzburg 0-1 Pirates

Polokwane 0-3 Sundowns

Leopards 1-0 Wits

Stellenbosch 1-1 AmaZulu

Chiefs 1-0 Chippa

Highlands 1-0 Cape Town


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