Two wins on the bounce for Black Leopards has completely changed the outlook of the PSL’s relegation battle.
Leopard’s gain has been at the detriment of Polokwane City, who have dropped down into bottom spot. AmaZulu, for their efforts, remain in 15th which brings about the prospect of entering the relegation/promotion play-off contest.
Between Leopards in 13th and AmaZulu in 15th are Baroka.
But the real talking point is that just two points separate this quartet and so the picture couldn’t be murkier.
Black Leopards recent success will give them endless confidence but their remaining fixtures appear daunting. They still have to play SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits.
Their most “winnable” game is a relegation six-pointer when they travel to play AmaZulu on Saturday. A win in that contest could be enough to see them survive the drop regardless of what transpires in their other, far tougher, outings this term.
Baroka are in for a turbulent ride with fixtures against Sundowns, Matsatsantsa and Chiefs to come.
AmaZulu have that key clash with Leopards to navigate before ending their campaign with matches against Stellenbosch and Highlands Park, both bring about a decent opportunity to move up from 15th place.
Rooted to the bottom, Polokwane City must aim to get something out of the clash against Bloemfontein Celtic before facing title-chasing Sundowns.
Their last match is away to Bidvest Wits, who will be saying farewell in their current name and team structure after their much-publicised buyout. Hardly the finale that Rise and Shine were looking for as it stands.