Absa Premiership relegation battle intensifiesby SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – WITH South Africa’s top three sides involved in continental club matches, the spotlight will this weekend fall on the battle to survive relegation from the Absa Premier League.
Amauzlu, who are last in the league, will hope to continue their resurgence under Steve Barker with a clash against troubled Chippa United, who are dragged to the relegation places with every match, on Friday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The two sides are enjoying contrasting fortunes with the visitors closing the gap between them and fellow relegation candidates while Chippa are on a freefall.
On Saturday, 13th placed Black Aces will entertain another struggling side Moroka Swallows, who are second-bottom, at Mbombela Stadium.
Polokwane City will host in-form Bloemfotein Celtic at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium while SuperSport United, also on downward spiral, and University of Pretoria clash in a Pretoria Derby at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
On Sunday, another relegation threatened side Platinum Stars will host ninth-placed Maritzburg United at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.
The visitors are on a high after defeating log leaders Kaizer Chiefs midweek.
Meanwhile, Chiefs will host Morocco visitors Raja Casablanca in the Champions League qualifiers in Durban.
League champions Mamelodi Sundowns entertain DRC’s TP Mazembe in the same competition.
Last season’s beaten finalists, Orlando Pirates, host Uganda Revenue Authority in the Confederations Cup.
– CAJ News
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