Mamelodi Sundowns faces the risk of missing out in the 2017/2018 CAF Champions League if they fail to beat the relegation threatened Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership End of 2016/2017 match this afternoon in Tembisa Makhulong stadium.
Sundowns are sitting uncomfortably on second spot in the Absa Premiership log standings with 56-points while Cape Town City occupies third position with 55-points, just one point below the defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Desperate Highlands Park need either a draw or a win from the second placed “Bafana Ba Style” to remain in the PSL or play in the PSL play-off, meanwhile Sundowns need non-other than a win to cement their automatic CAF Champions League spot.
Third placed Cape Town City need a favour from Highlands park to hold or beat the Tshwane giants for them to qualify for their first CAF Champions League participation in history.
Both Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City already surrendered the Absa Premier League title race to Gavin Hunt’s Bidvest Wits who won the league for the first time in history.
Highlands have only played Sundowns twice, and failed to score in both games even though they stretched the champions into extra time to lose 1-0 in a Cup game.
But in their first league clash, they were hammered 5-0, but that score will count for nothing on Saturday. This game will be like a knockout.
Sundowns vs Highlands Park:
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We aim to end our 2016/17 season just as we started it…
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