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Orlando Pirates could clinch the title this weekend.

With only a couple of games left in this season's Premier Soccer League, first spot has not yet been decided with Pirates, Sundowns, SuperSport and Swallows all still title contenders.

Saturday sees seven games played simultaneously (all at 3pm), a decidedly tense 90 minutes across the country.

In arguably the game of the weekend, Sundowns will be taking on SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The Pretoria derby sees the third-placed side face the fourth in a likely league decider, as well as a possible dress rehearsal for their upcoming Nedbank Cup final on 26 May.

Current log-leaders Pirates will be playing at home against a confident Bloem Celtic, with two wins from their remaining games being enough to ensure the trophy returns to Soweto.

Moroko Swallows, Pirates' main rivals and a close second on the table, will be taking on a lowly Platinum Stars in another must win encounter.

Swallows need three points to stay in the title race.

Kaizer Chiefs play one of this season's success stories in Free State Stars, who owe their good position to the guidance of Steve Komphela.

Contrary to Star's solid run, Chiefs have performed well below what is expected of them, with the fan's angst being shown.

Ajax Cape Town and Golden Arrows, both in the bottom half of the table, play one another in a technically non-consequential match in Cape Town.

With their title hopes having long since passed and the relegation drop being avoided, Ajax's and Arrows will be out to garner some pride.

The fight at the bottom of the log has also heated up with relegation-threatened sides fighting to stay in the upper echelons of South African football.

Basement dwellers Jomo Cosmos are up against Maritzburg United while AmaZulu play Santos.

The two sides from KwaZulu-Natal will be expecting defiant performances from the bottom two teams who have a trip to the NFD as an ominous prospect. – Cadet News Agency


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