Biggest fixture month in PSL history

Nedbank Cup

Only 10 days won’t have any action this month which has already opened up with plenty of football in the first three days, and will stretch to a fourth consecutive gameday with three Nedbank Cup fixtures set for this evening.

Tomorrow, the action will continue when Mamelodi Sundowns host Bloemfontein Celtic in a catch-up Absa Premiship fixture at the Lucas Moripe Stadium (19h30).

The fixtures list for this decisive month is loaded up with a total of 40 league games, 12 Nedbank Cup matches plus six CAF Confederation Cup ties to be played in the Play-off round of the continent’s second-tier competition.

With the domestic campaign running through 240 league matches it means a sixth of those games have been compressed into a single month, along with two rounds of the Nedbank Cup and a round of continental football involving SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits and Platinum Stars.

SuperSport and Wits are also in the league title race and, like Dikwena, are also still in the Nedbank Cup.

Meanwhile, The Brazilians are also involved in three competitions, though their continental quest is offered through the defence of their maiden CAF Champions League crown.

Such are the demands for all of Sundowns, SuperSport, Stars and Wits this month that they are all due to play eight games that could stretch to nine should either of them reach the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup.

After playing Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday, Downs have Celtic, Golden Arrows, SuperSport, Free State Stars, SuperSport again, a possible Nedbank Cup quarter-final, Ajax Cape Town and Arrows again this month.

For Matsatsantsa, following their shock defeat to Baroka over the weekend, their fixture list features KwaDukuza United, Barrack Young Controllers (Liberia), Sundowns, Young Controllers second leg, Sundowns again, a possible Nedbank Cup quarter-final, Wits and finally Chiefs.

Wits – who overcame Platinum Stars over the weekend – have Jomo Cosmos this evening, Smouha (Egypt), Arrows, Smouha again, Cape Town City, a possible Nedbank Cup quarter-final, SuperSport and then Highlands Park.

Straight after the defeat to Wits - Cavin Johnson's side are away to Baroka and AS Tanda (Ivory Coast), before facing The Citizens at home followed by a Tanda return leg, Polokwane City, a possible Nedbank Cup quarter-final, Ea Lla Koto and Ajax.