In today’s Absa Premiership action, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United are gearing up for difficult ties against Golden Arrows and Polokwane City respectively. We preview all the day’s action and all the talking points.
A crucial game at the bottom of the table, where 10th placed Ajax will travel to a Chippa team in serious trouble. The Chilli Boys are just one point ahead of 15th placed Baroka and two ahead of 16th placed Highlands Park. Dan Malesela’s men are in exceptionally poor form, with four losses and no wins from their last five games, while Ajax are fresh off of a 2-0 win over Platinum Stars.
Chippa could go bottom, depending on other results, while Ajax could move into the top eight if they win and Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows lose their games against Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs respectively. Needless to say, the stakes are high for both teams.
It is still mathematically possible for both teams to win the title, but both teams would realistically be aiming for a place in CAF competitions or will at least be hoping to remain in the top eight.
A win for Rise and Shine would take them to just two points off of Stuart Baxter’s side, who have accumulated just five points from their last five games and will be desperate to return to winning ways and get all three points.
Clinton Larsen’s men are level on points with Orlando Pirates and, with the Buccaneers taking on Mamelodi Sundowns tomorrow, they will be hoping to make use of the opportunity to get into the top eight. Chiefs, however are just three points (CHANGE AFTER FRIDAY’S RESULT) off of Cape Town City in third place and will be targeting a place in the CAF Confederation Cup as well as keep up in the title race, with just five points between them and league leader’s Bidvest Wits, who will play host to Maritzburg United tomorrow.