By Isaac Ndou
With 11 Absa Premiership League games to go this season, the league race is now wide open and certain teams now have what it takes to be crowned Champions at the end of the campaign.
Here are the teams which could end up as Champions:
The Brazilians currently sit on top of the standings with 35 points. They have won 11 games, drawn 2 and lost 6 times this season. They drew 0-0 with fellow title chasers Kaizer Chiefs to keep their lead at the top and will look to extend their points when they meet other fellow league chasers Cape Town City this coming weekend. Sundowns have the experience of winning the league and that experience might come in handy at this crucial stage of the season.
Cape Town City
Benni McCarthy’s side are only four points behind Mamelodi Sundowns. Their home match against the league leaders could be decisive as to whether they have the edge to go all the way and end up being crowned Champions. The citizens have won 9 times, drawn 4 times and lost 6 times this season to accumulate 31 points so far. McCarthy will rely on experienced players like Teko Modise and Robyn Johannes to keep the team focused and avoid choking towards the end.
The Buccaneers have hit good form of late, winning three of their last five league fixtures, putting them in line as title chasers with the bite they have been displaying lately. The Soweto giants currently sit on 3rd position with 30 points after winning 7 games, drawing 9 and loosing 3 times this season. Coach Micho will hope his team can adopt some sense of consistency and collect points aiming for the top spot.
Amakhosi now seem like the real deal and have not lost any game this year and look on course to giving the other league challengers a run for their money towards the title. They currently sit on 4th position and have made good signings in Leonardo Castro and Siphelele Ntshangase who can be influential in bagging the goals for Amakhosi and put them within reach of clinching the honours after three years without winning a trophy. The Glamour boys have won 7 matches, drawn 9 and lost 3 times this season.