Editor's Blog 20.9.2016 10:13 am

PSL pile pressure on the Brazilians

There has been a lot of talk of late about how unfairly Mamelodi Sundowns are being treated by the Premier Soccer League in their bid to win the 2016 Caf Champions League.

The debate revolves around the PSL's refusal to move fixtures to give the Brazilians more breathing space to prepare for their semifinal against Zambia's Zesco United.

PSL pile pressure on the Brazilians
PSL pile pressure on the Brazilians

PSL pile pressure on the Brazilians

There has been a lot of talk of late about how unfairly Mamelodi Sundowns are being treated by the Premier Soccer League in their bid to win the 2016 Caf Champions League.

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Maritzburg Utd vs P City
Highlands P vs CT City
Chiefs vs FS Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1