It’s down to the wire in ABSA Premiership
The 2019-20 PSL season is coming to an end on Saturday and either Kaizer Chiefs or Mamelodi Sundowns will be crowned champions at the end of the day.
However, both teams have to work hard in their respective matches to lift the coveted trophy.
Chiefs visit Baroka while Sundowns will be at home against Black Leopards, but what are the permutations for either side to win the league title.
Kaizer Chiefs or Mamelodi Sundowns? All the title permutations ahead of PSL final matchday
Chiefs win, Sundowns win
Both Chiefs and Sundowns are on 56 points and should both teams win their respective games on the day, then they will both finish on 59 points.
That will then mean the champions will be determined by goal difference.
As things stand, Amakhosi have a superior goal difference (+21) to Sundowns (+18), and therefore Pitso Mosimane’s men need to beat Black Leopards by no less than five unanswered goals provided Ernst Middendorp’s charges beat Baroka by a single goal.
So, whichever team wins convincingly on the day will be crowned champions after 90 minutes but the pressure will be on Sundowns to score more every time Chiefs find the back of the net against Baroka.
The advantage Amakhosi have is that they have outscored their title rivals – they have scored 47 goals this season to Sundowns’ 40 and that if both teams end up with the same number of points and they are tied on goal difference then Ernst Middendorp’s men will be crowned champions.
Goalkeeper George Chigova, and forwards Charlton Mashumba and Walter Musona have all gone down with Polokwane City. Today’s match will just be a dead rubber for them while Elvis Chipezeze and Baroka have to fight for their lives against Mamelodi Sundowns in a bid to avoid playoffs.