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Gavin Hunt: PSL title will be decided on the final day

The relegation battle is as equally enticing as is the fight for the championship, with five teams in immediate danger of getting the axe.

Bidvest Wits players celebrate their match victory against Mamelodi Sundowns. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Bidvest Wits blew the Premier Soccer League title race wide open with a 1-0 win over fellow contenders Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday night, and with five games to go, managed to find themselves at the summit of the log standings.

The top spot has been changing hands every week, with Sundowns occupying it before their loss to the Clever Boys, while dark horses Cape Town City held the reigns for some time last week.

City took a slight stumble on Monday as well with a loss to Maritzburg United, but they’re still very much in with a shout as they sit two points adrift Wits but four games left.

Kaizer Chiefs have an outside chance at the title, but they must hope that Wits, Sundowns and City lose or draw their remaining games, while they win all of theirs.

The relegation battle is as equally enticing as is the fight for the championship, with five teams in immediate danger of getting the axe.

Highlands Park currently the anchor the log on 22 points from 26 games and because of their poor form, they’ve fired coach Gordon Igesund.

Baroka are just above them on 23 points, while Free State Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic, and Platinum Stars are all just one, two and three points from danger.

The fight for survival is also likely to go down to the wire, as will the race for top eight.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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