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Cape derby tops NFD ‘Super Sunday’

Cape sides Milano United and Santos will battle for more than bragging rights when they meet in a crucial National First Division encounter at Grassy Park on Sunday afternoon.

Both sides are still eyeing the title or at the very least a top three spot with four matches left to play.

Santos are currently in second place with 45 points, just two points less than log leaders Mpumalanga Black Aces, while Milano are lying fourth with 41 points.

When the two sides met earlier this season, a brace from Lesvin Stoffels and another goals from Devon Saal handed United a memorable 3-0 win over their more established city rivals.

Aces will look to maintain their place at the top of the standings and will be confident of coming back with maximum points when they visit bottom-of-the-log side Dynamos at the Giyani Stadium.

However, Dynamos have lost just one of their last five home games and AmaZayoni may have to dig deep to avoid dropping points.

Thanda Royal Zulu will still be kicking themselves as they have failed to win any of their last three matches, which has seen them dropping from the summit to third place with 43 points.

AmaBhubesi will have yet another chance to turn the corner by collecting maximum points at home when they welcome Sivutsa Stars at the Richards Bay Sports Stadium.

Fifth-placed United FC will look to apply pressure on the top sides when they host Roses United at the Moruleng Stadium.

United are just three points away from a playoff spot, while Roses are stuck above the relegation zone in 14th place with 24 points.

Witbank Spurs and African Warriors will also look to reignite their hopes of finishing in the top three when they meet at the Puma Rugby Stadium.

Warriors are in sixth place with 39 points while Spurs are in seventh place with 38 points and both teams will be eager to capitalise should any of the sides above them slip up this weekend.

Elsewhere, Polokwane City will take on Blackburn Rovers at the University of Limpopo Stadium, while Vasco Da Gama will host FC Cape Town in a mid-table Cape derby at Parow Park.


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