Former Amajimbos and Amajita full back Bongane ‘Chappies’ Mathabela will be hoping to play his first ever Absa Premiership game on Saturday when Stellenbosch take on Cape Town City in a local derby at the Athlone Stadium.
Bloemfontein Celtic coach John Maduka says his players do not need to be motivated ahead of their Absa Premiership match game against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.
Cape Town City’s pre-season is back in full swing as almost all of their players have now assembled ahead of the next month’s Absa Premiership kick off.
The Absa Premiership prize money for the league champions has been increased by 50 percent from the previous season.
Maritzburg United have escaped the ABSA Premiership relegation by a whisker and finished the season 15th on the log.
In what was undoubtedly the surprise result of the penultimate round when they suffered a humiliating 3-1 defeat to Maritzburg United last weekend, SuperSport United now go into their final Absa Premiership game against Highlands Park at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday with redemption in mind.
Cape Town City Head coach Benni McCarthy has sent his congratulations to Steve Barker and Stellenbosch Football Club on winning the National First Division.
Orlando Pirates have put behind them the disappointment of being knocked out of the CAF Champions League and are now fully focussed on challenging for the ABSA premiership title.
Polokwane City have swapped places with Supersport United moving into fifth place on the ABSA premiership table after beating Golden Arrows 2-0 in Polokwane.
Fourth placed Bidvest Wits have a chance to return to the top of the ABSA Premiership log this weekend when they visit Amazulu in Durban.