Furman: More ups and downs ahead

Matsatsantsa relinquished top spot over the weekend following their goalless draw against Ajax Cape Town, handing the table-toppers baton to Cape Town City after their win over Mamelodi Sundowns.

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With around a third of the season remaining, no fewer than five teams are in with a shout of lifting the league trophy, with SuperSport, Cape Town City, Sundowns, Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs all separated by only six points.

“We are in the mix and that is what is important for us,” says Furman, whose side finished the weekend third on the table, two points off the summit but with a game in hand, which comes against Orlando Pirates on Tuesday night.

“Everyone is fighting and jostling for positions, there are going to be twists and turns, ups and downs before the end of the season so there is lots to play for.

“So there is no point looking at the position and getting comfortable about it so we have to make sure we remain in the mix until the very end,” he argues.

Matsatsantsa make the short trip to Soweto this week holding an impressive 18-game unbeaten streak in the league, which they will be keen to hold on to as they continue with a demanding fixture schedule.

Four days after they play Pirates, SuperSport head to Sudan where they have a CAF Confederation Cup first round date with Al Ahly Shendi, before again taking to the road to face Royal Eagles in the Nedbank Cup on March 15.

Three days later they will then host Al Ahly Shendi in the second leg of the Confederation Cup.