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Mamelodi Sundowns aim to clinch title as Bidvest Wits fail to add pressure

By Tholwana Mokoko

Tshwane based side, Mamelodi Sundowns will look to tonight have the Premier Soccer League title all wrapped up, after Bidvest Wits failed to gain maximum points against this seasons surprise performers in Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Las night saw Bidvest Wits and Mpumalanga Black Aces play out to a 2 all draw, a result which now favours lo leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, as Wits are now 5 points behind in second place with two more games for them to play, which means should Pitso’s men come out tops this evening, they should clinch their seventh PSL trophy in their history. Wits needed all three points against Amazayoni to keep the title race going, but the boys from Mpumalanga proved to be no pushovers as they have done all season, putting in another hard shift ensuring that they too got a point from the tie thanks to a late equaliser by Zamuxolo Ngalo, breaking the hearts of the Johannesburg side as they had just few minutes prior to the equaliser taken the lead for the first time in the game thanks to some classy passing that eventually saw captain Sibusiso Vilakazi score on the 88th minute.

Fulltime result from last night’s clash between Wits and Black Aces

Fulltime result from last night’s clash between Wits and Black Aces. Source: Supersport.com

This result now means Sundowns only need two points from their remaining three games to officially make the title their own, which they will look to have wrapped up by tonight, as they will face fellow Tshwane based side and relegation threatened University of Pretoria. UP has struggled for form and consistency all season, but they are not to be written off, as they still have a chance to secure safety for the following PSL season, which may suggest that the title race may not be over either. Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane will undoubtedly be aiming for maximum points so as to end all hope that Wits may still have, but the “Clever Boys” will hope fellow students in UP will do them a favour. Should Sundowns fail to obtain maximum points tonight, Wits may still have a chance, and with the two teams set to face each other in the penultimate round of the PSL, Wits could still have a chance to cause an upset, or at least drag the title race on to the final day of the season.

The remaining matches for the two teams at the summit of the Absa Premier Soccer League

The remaining matches for the two teams at the summit of the Absa Premier Soccer League. Source: SuperSport

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