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Last Chance For Swallows And Wits 02/05/03
Premier Soccer League title chasers Orlando Pirates, Moroka Swallows and Wits University will go into Saturdays respective games knowing they cant afford any slip-ups as the tension intensifies at the top.

The Buccaneers are clear favourites for the title being four points clear of Swallows. And they clearly stated their intentions to finish in the No 1 position with a ruthless 4-0 thrashing of Bush Bucks last week.

On Saturday they face a potentially tricky trip to the Kings Park Stadium to face Golden Arrows, who are only five points off the lead but have played two games more.

Arrows will have a point to prove following last weeks shock loss against Hellenic, but so will Pirates striker Lesley Manyathela, who was slated for his poor showing for Bafana Bafana against Jamaica in midweek.

Swallows have matched the log leaders step for step in the run-in, and theyll need to keep on winning when they visit Santos and hope Bucs slip up in Durban.

The Beautiful Birds are on a high following their thrilling 5-3 win over Dynamos at the Rand Stadium last week.

As the scoreline suggests, they have no problem scoring goals and are leading the league in that department, but theyll have to tighten up at the back against the defending champions, who are chasing a Top Eight spot.

Wits lost some valuable ground in the title race when they crashed 2-0 at Black Leopards last week, and things wont get any easier when they host Jomo Cosmos.

However, Ezenkozi stumbled out of African club competition in the first round last week and judging by recent form, Roger de Sas men will back themselves for three points.

In the other match on Saturday, Kaizer Chiefs will continue their charge for a place in the newly-formed Confederations Cup when the host struggling Manning Rangers.

Sunday sees the battle of the relegation contenders, with the biggest game that between Ajax Cape Town and Bush Bucks.

The latter are currently in the second drop spot, with African Wanderers already destined for Division One football next season.

However, if they manage to win at Newlands, they will swap places with the Warriors, who face two tough remaining games against Jomo Cosmos and Sundowns.

Leopards are away to Dynamos and, given recent form which has seen them score 15 goals and concede only three, Walter Rautmanns side will back themselves to move further away from the danger zone.

They were dead certainties for the drop a couple of months ago, but five wins in six league games seems to have saved their bacon, as has Hellenics win over Arrows last week.

Thabo Mngomenis late goal moved them up to 30 points, although theyll want the three points at Wanderers just to be sure.

The weekends final game sees Sundowns continue their push for a Top Eight spot when they host Supersport United, who have fallen off the pace in recent weeks after challenging for the title earlier on.

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