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The song “It’s the final countdown from Europe” suddenly comes to mind as I am about to start this article. The first verse starts with the phrase “We’re leaving together, But still it’s farewell, And maybe we’ll come back, To earth, who can tell?”

It will take a while for Kaizer Chiefs to come back to earth as they have a couple of months to celebrate their Absa Premiership success.

On Wednesday night at 18:00 they will face their penultimate challenge against Bidvest Wits.

The Students will most probably finish in fourth position as they are six clear of Bloemfontein Celtic and Ajax Cape Town.

When the teams met in December last year Chiefs smashed Wits 3-0 thanks to a brace from Bernard Parker.

For Wits the last month as been anything but glamorous as their only win in seven matches came against Orlando Pirates.

The fact that Chiefs have already won the league might play into Wits’ hands but they will need a solid start and will have to take the fight to those in gold and black.

SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns – SuperSport 6 @ 19.15

There is nothing like a Tshwane Derby to get the juices flowing on the penultimate day of the season.

Gordon Igesund has guided United to seventh position and within one win of a guaranteed top eight finish.

Sundowns will relinquish their crown but there is certainly no shame in finishing second and that will be high on the Brazilians priority list.

Having established a three-point buffer over their closest rivals Pirates, Downs could seal the deal if they can take care of Supersport United.

Counting in Sundowns favour is back-to-back wins over their opponents while they also found the target on six occasions during those encounters.

United last tasted success in this fixture in March 2013 so they will argue that it will be their time to shine!

Maritzburg United v Orlando Pirates – SuperSport 9 @ 19:15

Orlando Pirates will probably rate their campaign as average as they have only been victorious in 13 of their 28 fixtures.

Pirates must now beat Maritzburg United in their next assignment to keep the heat on Sundowns.

Any slip from the Buccaneers will also play in to the hands of Wits who are lurking in fourth position and only two points behind the famous black strip.

Maritzburg United currently occupy that all important eighth position and they will be desperate to finish in the top half of the table.

United have only won two of their last five home fixtures while Pirates’ only blemish on the road in their last five came when they were comprehensively beaten by Wits.

There will also be the added motivation of revenge as United claimed a 2-1 win when the teams met in December.

Ajax Cape Town v Moroka Swallows – SuperSport 5 @ 19.15

Hold on to your seats because this one you don’t want to miss!!

Ajax Cape Town promised so much in the early stages of their campaign but are now fighting to claim a top eight finish.

I would never have believed that I would watch or even right about the possibility of Premier League football without Moroka Swallows.

The Birds are second from bottom and three points clear of Amazulu but that might all change on Wednesday night.

The answer is pretty simple for Swallows – They need to keep winning but that will be Ajax ambitions as well but for different reasons.

The men from the Cape came away with a crucial 3-2 win at Bloemfontein Celtic over the weekend while Swallows claimed a 1-0 win over Maritzburg United.

Earlier this season the teams shared the points but this time victory for either side will almost be non-negotiable!

University of Pretoria v Amazulu – SuperSport Select @ 19.15

The University of Pretoria still have a mathematical chance of making the top eight and sometimes that’s all you need.

They have to win their last two matches but beware the wounded animal.

Amazulu are currently on their way down and that will make them a tough proposition to face.

Defeat will almost surely signal the end of their time in the Premiership unless Ajax can do them a massive favour by beating Swallows.

AmaTuks have been struggling of late and went down to Ajax, Chiefs, Supersport United and Platinum Stars since mid-March.

Amazulu have had their moments and beat Polokwane City, Free State Stars, Bidvest Wits and Supersport United since the third month of the year.

The equation is simple for Amazulu who must win while the University of Pretoria might already be thinking about their off season.

The sands of time is running out for those contemplating a move!

This is going to be one crazy Wednesday night, so get yourself ready as a football feast will be coming your way!

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