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All to play for in Pietermaritzburg!
24 May 2017

With their fervent home supporters behind them, Maritzburg United are looking to secure a top eight finish with victory over Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday.

 

The match, the final round of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign, takes place at the Harry Gwala Stadium, 3pm kick off on Saturday.

 

The Team of Choice head into the game in seventh position with 37 points following two draws in their most recent action.

 

Also chasing a top eight spot are Ajax Cape Town (36 points), Golden Arrows (35 points), Platinum Stars (34 points), while Orlando Pirates (33) are also not mathematically out of the race.

 

Ajax host Baroka, Platinum Stars are away to SuperSport, and Arrows take on Pirates in Durban.

 

Victory for United over 12th placed Celtic would guarantee a second top eight finish in three seasons for the PMB team, but a draw would leave them needing to depend on other teams’ results.

 

The first round encounter in Bloemfontein ended in a 1-0 win for United, who won by the same score-line last season at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

 

In the 21 matches the teams have played, Maritzburg have won nine, Phunya Sele Sele three, with nine draws.

 

Kwanda Mngonyama is suspended for the Team of Choice, with Celtic midfielder Lantshene Phalane also serving a ban.


 

 

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