Swallows FC will face a true test of their credentials when they travel to face defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
The match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium at 3pm will be highlight of the PSL weekend as the top side faces the team that failed to dethrone them, albeit temporarily midweek.
Swallows missed the opportunity to go top of the pile despite Ruzaigh Gamieldien getting on the scoresheet. These two sides make up 2/3 of the unbeaten teams left in the competition.
They are locked on 26 points with equal wins and draws; Masandawana have a better goal difference scoring 19 goals and conceding just five.
Sundowns, who were held by Bloemfontein Celtic, are looking to win for the first time in three games after back to back draws.
Despite their impressive start to the campaign, Sandile Ndlovu believes the current champions will be too good for the pretenders.
“The Saturday game will be very tough for both teams, a very big game too, but I expect Sundowns to come out on top because they’ve dealt with this situation before,” the former PSL forward told KickOff.
“Sundowns have experienced players who understand this kind of pressure. They won the league three times in a row so that must tell you a lot.”
Unsurprisingly, top score Themba Zwane will be the man to watch as he looks to take advantage of the goal scoring opportunities created by the wealth of talent that packs the Sundowns attacking line.
Zwane is expected to lead the attack alongside Gaston Sirino, for now not moving to Al Ahly.
“I feel happy to be back in the side after being away for a long time. It’s a great feeling to come back and help the team with an assist or a goal whenever I can, and I just want to go out and work hard for the side,” Sirino is quoted as saying on Sundowns’ website.
“This season we just want to make sure we keep the standard from last season and bring more accolades to the club.
“We want to dominate the league and go further in CAF Champions League – it is a cup where we come up against very good teams and we do have the players that can go out there and win the cup.”