WITH most of the teams having an average of three matches to complete the season, the race for the Zwifa Marina Sea Salt Premier League title is heading for a tight finish.
Kuyasa United, who are in second place, could see their hopes of annexing the championship dashed this weekend. Tomorrow they play log-leaders Real Crusaders who have a two-point lead with two matches in hand. On Sunday, they take on Shinning Stars who have the best shot at upstaging both Crusaders and Kuyasa.
With seven matches to complete their season, Shinning Stars are just five points behind the log-leaders. They play Golden Aces tomorrow.
In their second match of the weekend Crusaders play Little Birds on Sunday.
Young Romans, who have an outside chance of winning the title, play Strikers United tomorrow and Swartkops United on Sunday.
If they win their remaining matches Crusaders will end on 71 points while Shinning Stars will end on 73. Both Romans and Kuyasa can only reach 63.
CENTRAL Acemates should extend their lead at the top of the Pefa Premier League after a double-header this weekend.
They play Hearts tomorrow and PE City on Sunday. Both are in the second half of the log.
The clash of the weekend should be the match between Motherwell Academy and NMMU Madibaz at the Diaz Club tomorrow. The teams are second and third respectively on the log with Motherwell having a two-point advantage.
THE Finnis Street fields will be abuzz with action on Sunday when the first round of Nafa’s premier knockout cup competition, the Mala Moodaley KO Cup, gets under way.
For three teams – Ramblers, Ebenezer and Swallows – it will be their first real action of the season. While Safa drags its heels regarding an appeal lodged by Swallows the three teams have not been involved in league fixtures.
Swallows play Blackpool, who reached the finals of the Safa-NMB Mayoral Cup on Sunday, in the late game on Finnis 2. Ramblers play Pirates in the early match on Finnis 3 while Ebenezer take on Booysens Pride.
Current premier league log-leaders Bloom Callies have drawn Lakeshire. The match is scheduled for midday on Finnis 1. The match between defending champions Hotspurs and Fairdene has been postponed.
WITH the Wafa Marina Sea Salt Premier League trophy headed for the Airportvalley United cabinet, the rest of the teams will be playing to fill the minor places as the association winds up its season at the weekend .
Young Cosmos, who pushed Airportvalley right to the end, will finish runners-up even if they lose their final match against African Aces.
Aces, on the other hand, could be pipped for third spot by Peace United who have an easy match against Real Madrid.