Absa Premier League relegation battle heats up!

With two games to go and with the title already decided, we now turn our attention to the relegation battle in the division. With Maritzburg United, University of Pretoria, Jomo Cosmos and Polokwane City all involved, it has become a four interesting horse race.

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• Jomo Cosmos

Jomo Sono’s outfit kept their survival hopes alive when they came back from Cape Town with a point against Ajax Cape Town. If they win their last two games of the season they will be safe. However it is not going to be smooth sailing as it is towards the end of the season and every team wants to the best possible point tally.

• Maritzburg United

With KwaZulu Natal sides struggling in the Premiership these days, Golden Arrows and Maritzburg United are the only hope for KZN.  They kept their survival hopes with a hard fought 0-0 draw at Orlando Stadium against high flying Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

If Maritzburg United go down, they will be the second team from KwaZulu Natal to be relegated following AmaZulu’s drop on the past season. The last two matches will be crucial for this team and also they have to depend on those above them to drop pionts.

• University of Pretoria

Their story is the same Maritzburg United, they are also on 21 points with two matches to go. They also have to win the last two remaining fixtures if they are to keep their status in the division. They also need to hope that their fellow relegation strugglers drop points.

• Polokwane City

Although they are clear from the relegation zone, they can still find themselves going to play offs if they do not tread carefully. They managed to salvage a crucial point against inform Supersport United on Friday.

They will have to step us their game to ensure their premiership status. The last two games points

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