Chiefs & Supersport headline bumper PSL weekend
The fourth round of fixtures starts on Saturday afternoon.
JOHANNESBURG - After a two-and-a-half-week long international break, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) returns this weekend with the fourth round of fixtures starting on Saturday afternoon.
Fourteen of the 16 teams will be in action on Saturday and Sunday, this as Orlando Pirates focus their attention on their CAF Confederations Cup exploits, where they will take on Egyptian giants Zamalek in their final group B game in Cairo on Sunday evening.
The Buccaneers have already impressively qualified for the semi-finals of the competition, with this upcoming game to spare, but are now targeting the group's top spot, which will ensure that they play the first leg of their semi-final away and the return leg at Orlando Stadium, a situation coach Eric Tinkler would very much like to find himself in.
Pirates' continental commitments mean that PSL table-topping Mpumalanga Black Aces will also not be in action this weekend and will take on the four-time league champions on Friday 18 September.
The absence of Pirates from league action will not deprive fans of some great action, with defending champions Kaizer Chiefs and Supersport United set to be the pick of the weekend's fixtures as the two teams lock horns at the Peter Mokaba Stadium at 6pm.
Both teams are yet to lose a league match this season but neither have made the perfect start they would have hoped for, having collected five points from a possible nine, with one win and two draws.
Chiefs will probably go into this clash the more cautious as they still have to safeguard their important players for the all-important MTN 8 final against Ajax Cape Town at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 19 September.
Before the Amakhosi and Matsatsantsa duel, newly promoted Golden Arrows and the league's most successful team Mamelodi Sundowns will do battle at Chatsworth Stadium and Chippa United will travel to the Free State to face their former coach Ernst Middendorp and Free State Stars.
On Saturday evening, MTN 8 finalists, the Urban Warriors are up against Polokwane City and Maritzburg United host Bloemfontein Celtic.
Two matches on Sunday afternoon will see the battle of the universities, as the University of Pretoria welcomes Wits to the Tuks Stadium, and finally Olen Park in Potchefstroom will play host to Jomo Cosmos and Platinum Stars.