SuperSport United and Moroka Swallows will have an opportunity to narrow the gap between themselves and log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, this weekend to just two points.
The Dube Birds will host Amazulu on Sunday while United will welcome Cape Town City at the Lucas Moripe stadium on Saturday in the pick of this weekend’s DSTV Premiership matches.
United and Swallows are among 10 premiership sides that will be in action this weekend, while three others, including Sundowns, will be playing in CAF competitions.
United and Cape Town City boast some of the best talent the country has produced and there will undoubtedly be fireworks when the two meet in Atteridgeville.
The two teams will meet on Saturday on the back of midweek losses and will be even more motivated to get back to winning ways.
United lost 2-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic, while City lost 2-0 to Orlando Pirates on Tuesday.
City’s coach blamed not playing as a team as their major shortcoming in that match and they will look to rectify that against United.
“We have a way of playing that if the team plays well then an individual can be an excellent player and if the team doesn’t play well so the individual will also not excel that’s what happened today we didn’t have the tools to break pirates down,” says City coach Jan Olde Riekerink.
And the Citizens didn’t even score a single goal after putting four past Celtic in a Nedbank Cup match three days earlier. So they will need to be clinical in front of goals.
“I think in the second half we had two big opportunities and if you want to do something in this game you have to score those opportunities.”
Celtic will host Chippa United on Friday afternoon in another match that promises to be entertaining.
The Dube Birds will host Amazulu at the Dobsonville stadium on Sunday afternoon with that match to kick off at half past three.