Wits to host Sundowns in important league clash

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Bidvest Wits will host Mamelodi Sundowns in an ABSA Premiership match scheduled for the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Students have registered Moses Mabhida as their alternative home venue, but it could be a blessing in disguise for Sundowns who were crowned Telkom Knock-Out champions at that venue on Saturday evening.

It’s a top-five battle and both teams desperately need the three points. Sundowns are third on the log with 24 points after 12 matches, 10 points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, but with one match in hand. Wits are fifth with 19 points, but have four matches in hand.

The Students drew one all against Highlands Park in November but won their match against Golden Arrows in December. In November, the Chloorkop boys beat AmaZulu by a solitary goal and in December they went on to thrash Stellenbosch FC three-one. Both teams are also involved in continental competitions.

Sundowns are chasing a second CAF Champions League title, while Wits are playing catch-up in the ABSA Premiership due to their involvement in the CAF Confederations Cup.