PSL Update: AmaZulu Miss Chance to Overtake Chiefs and Polokwane City Deal Blow to Spurs’ Survival Hopes

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The Premier Soccer League continued on Tuesday as the season entered its final stretch.


Two matches were played on Tuesday, with four more scheduled for Wednesday.


The league is in its closing phase, featuring intense battles for the second spot, a top-three finish, a place in the top half, and the fight to avoid relegation.


Here’s a summary of what happened this midweek across the country.


AmaZulu failed to capitalize on an opportunity to move ahead of Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL standings. Meanwhile, Polokwane City delivered a setback to Cape Town Spurs’ chances of avoiding relegation, complicating their survival hopes.




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Richards Bay Triumphs in KwaZulu-Natal Derby, Defeats AmaZulu 2-1


In a heated KwaZulu-Natal Derby, Richards Bay secured a 2-1 victory against AmaZulu, a key win in their battle against relegation.


AmaZulu took the lead through Augustine Mulenga’s goal in the 36th minute, but Richards Bay’s substitute Justice Figuareido equalized with a strike in the 69th minute. Sanele Barns then sealed the win for the Natal Rich Boyz with a goal four minutes from full time, helping the team bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to the bottom-placed Cape Town Spurs.


With this loss, AmaZulu missed the chance to overtake Kaizer Chiefs for the eighth spot, remaining in 11th place. Meanwhile, Richards Bay’s victory puts them eight points ahead of Spurs in the fight to avoid relegation.




Late Own Goal Sinks Cape Town Spurs, Polokwane City Claims 1-0 Win


A stoppage-time own goal by Rushwin Dortley handed Cape Town Spurs a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to visiting Polokwane City at Athlone Stadium.


The Urban Warriors seemed set to salvage a point to boost their survival hopes, but they suffered a last-minute setback with the unfortunate own goal. The defeat leaves them rooted at the bottom of the table, while Polokwane City leapt three places to occupy ninth position.





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Chippa United to Face Moroka Swallows in Crucial Clash


Chippa United, with hopes of finishing the season in the top eight, will take on Moroka Swallows, who have been flirting with the relegation zone.


Both teams are coming off defeats in their last outings, making this game a key opportunity for each side to bounce back and gain some momentum as the season nears its end.




Stellenbosch to Host Golden Arrows After Rayners’ Five-Goal Performance


Following Iqraam Rayners’ remarkable five-goal haul in their 5-0 win over Polokwane City last weekend, Stellenbosch will be playing at home for the second consecutive game as they welcome Golden Arrows.


Stellenbosch is aiming to solidify their hold on the second spot in the table, currently three points ahead of third-placed Orlando Pirates.


Meanwhile, Golden Arrows, sitting in 10th place, are looking to secure a top-eight finish, adding extra significance to this encounter.




Royal AM Hosts SuperSport United After Tough Losses


Royal AM, recovering from a heavy 4-0 defeat to Orlando Pirates, are set to host a struggling SuperSport United at Harry Gwala Stadium.


Currently in 13th place, Royal AM will face a SuperSport United team looking to avoid an 11th consecutive PSL game without a win after their recent loss to Kaizer Chiefs.


Both teams are in dire need of a turnaround, with each fighting to secure a spot in next season’s MTN8 tournament. This match is crucial for both sides seeking redemption and a positive end to their season.




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