There will be action galore as Premiership action return this evening

Logo-Absa-PremiershipBy NAKAMPE LEKWADU

THERE will be football action galore this evening as clubs in the Absa Premiership goes back to league business.

The focus of this midweek action will be in Atteridgeville’s Lucas Moripe Stadium where Mamelodi Sundowns will be welcoming the newly crowned MTN8 champions, Ajax Cape Town.

The Urban Warriors who dethrone Kaizer Chiefs the top 8 title over this past weekend are also topping the log with 9 points from three victories and one loose, and it remain to be seen if they can beat the Brazilians and hang on to the top spot come this evening.

Sundowns on the other hand have been blowing hot and cold after one victory, one draw and two losses, the results which sees them operating in unfamiliar position on the log where they find themselves hanging on the 10th position with 4 points.

At the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, another struggling team will be seeking redemption.

Soweto giants Orlando Pirates will be desperate to arrest a three-match winless slide that has seen then slip to ninth position.

The clash also comes days before their big CAF Confederations Cup semi-final first-leg showdown against Egyptian giants Al Ahly at the weekend.

That game is on Tuesday night when three other games take place.

Platinum Stars and Bidvest Wits can both go top with the right results in their fixtures against Chippa United and SuperSport United respectively.

Dikwena need a win at the Moruleng Stadium, while the Students only need a point at the Bidvest Stadium.

Meanwhile in KwaZulu-Natal, Maritzburg United and Free State Stars meet in an early-season six-pointer at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

Bottom-of-the-table Team of Choice sacked their coach Mandla Ncikazi recently, while third-last Ea Lla Koto also made a managerial switch with Ernst Middendorp replacing Kinnah Phiri.

On Wednesday, second-bottom University of Pretoria are the visitors to FNB Stadium where third-placed Amakhosi will be anxious to bounce back from their 1-0 final loss to Ajax.

Back in KZN, Lamontville Golden Arrows can also move into the top five should they win at home to Mpumalanga Black Aces at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

Finally on Thursday, Bloemfontein Celtic play Jomo Cosmos at the Free State Stadium in a 3pm kick-off.-Additional report by



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