Mamelodi Sundowns dropped vital points in last night’s 2-2 draw against Baroka FC, but what will the Brazilians need in order to keep their title hopes alive?
Masandawana hosted relegation-threatened Baroka FC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday evening, May 05. Head Coach Pitso Mosimane’s side missed out on a chance to claim the top spot on the Absa Premiership league standings by conceding a last-minute penalty to bring the score level on the night.
On the other side of the title-chase, Bidvest Wits suffered a 3-1 defeat to Free State Stars at Goble Park last night, May 05, however, the Braamfontein-based club are still seated at the top of the log.
Sundowns are now just two points away from closing the gap on Wits at the number one spot, but, with just two Absa Premiership fixtures left, the Brazilians will need to ensure that they collect maximum points if they want to keep their title hopes alive.
However, should Sundowns manage victories over both Maritzburg United and Highlands Park in their remaining fixtures, the team that will hold all the answers, will be the Clever Boys.
Wits will face Polokwane City next week Wednesday, May 17, which will then be followed by their last Absa Premiership clash against Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium.
As it stands, permutations are that the final 2016/17 Absa Premiership match-day fixture could be the league title decider. If Sundowns claim maximum points in their two remaining encounters and the Clever Boys claim a win over Polokwane, the answer as to who will be crowned champions will only come to light after full-time at the FNB Stadium on May, 27.
Given that Ka Bo Yellow collect maximum points in their two remaining encounters, if Chiefs are able to claim a victory over Head Coach Gavin Hunt’s side, Sundowns could walk away as the 2016/17 Absa Premiership champions.