All eyes on Sundowns in a weekend of fixtures extravaganza

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Pitso Mosimane’s instructions to his Mamelodi Sundowns players fell on deaf ears when they lost to Cape Town City on Monday. Photo by Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Pitso Mosimane’s instructions to his Mamelodi Sundowns players fell on deaf ears when they lost to Cape Town City on Monday. Photo by Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Relegation candidates Black Leopards and AmaZulu could both make significant leaps up the Absa Premiership table on day 14 of the PSL bio-bubble.

It has been two weeks since the PSL commenced games on August 8 to complete the 2019/20 season in a biologically safe environment.

Leopards take on Steve Komphela’s Golden Arrows at Ellis Park Stadium, while AmaZulu face Bidvest Wits at FNB Stadium.

Leopards will be on a high after winning their first game 3-2 against Maritzburg United on the weekend.

AmaZulu, on the other hand, played to a goalless draw in their opening game against Baroka last week.

Positive results for both Leopards and AmaZulu could plunge Baroka FC and Polokwane City into deep trouble at the bottom of the table.

Meanwhile, at the top, Kaizer Chiefs could live to regret their debilitating 1-3 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic, as Mamelodi Sundowns look to narrow the gap.

Chiefs gave up a 1-0 lead to lose to the Free State side that is coached by rookie John Maduka. The gap at the top between Chiefs and Sundowns is only six points and could be down to three later this afternoon.

Sundowns are up against Maritzburg United at Lucas Moripe Stadium. A victory for the Brazilians could set up a winner-takes-all clash with Amakhosi next Thursday.

Weekend fixtures at a glance:

Absa Premiership

Friday

  • Golden Arrows vs Black Leopards
  • (Ellis Park Stadium, 1.30pm)
  • Bidvest Wits vs AmaZulu (FNB Stadium, 3.30pm)
  • Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns (Lucas Moripe Stadium, 6pm)

Saturday

  • Polokwane City vs Highlands Park (Loftus Versfeld Stadium, 3.30pm)
  • Baroka FC vs Chippa United (Bidvest Stadium, 6pm)

Sunday

  • Cape Town City vs Orlando Pirates (Loftus Versfeld Stadium, 3.30pm)
  • Kaizer Chiefs vs Stellenbosch (Orlando Stadium, 6pm)

GladAfrica Championship

Saturday

  • Jomo Cosmos vs Free State Stars (Wits Rugby Stadium, 1pm)
  • Ajax Cape Town vs Pretoria University (Rand Stadium, 3pm)
  • Real Kings vs Mbombela United (Tsakane Stadium, 3pm)
  • Cape Umoya United vs JDR Stars (Tuks Stadium, 3pm)

Sunday

  • Uthongathi FC vs Royal Eagles (Randburg Rugby Stadium,1pm)
  • Swallows FC vs Steenberg United (Makhulong Stadium, 3pm)
  • Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila vs TS Sporting (Sturrock Park, 3pm)
  • Richards Bay vs TS Galaxy (Tuks Stadium, 3pm)



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