As we enter the final week for voting in the Telkom Charity Cup, things are getting tight at the top with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates continuing their battle for the fourth and final spot in the August 2 event.
The lines close on Friday and three teams look to have guaranteed themselves a place at the FNB Stadium. By 11am on Monday morning, Black Leopards were leading with 127,229 votes, followed by their Limpopo rivals Dynamos, who have 123,858 votes. Sundowns are third with 121,759 votes.
But it is the battle for fourth which is most interesting, with Kaizer Chiefs in the driving seat on 86,957, followed just behind by Orlando Pirates with 84,566.
Either of those sides could still make it and the organisers are taking nothing for granted given passed events, where teams have qualified on the final day of voting.
"A few seasons back Sundowns picked up a large amount of votes on the final day of voting that saw them qualify for the event," Robert Russell of the organising committee, told the PSL website. "So nothing can be taken for granted as yet, and it will be very tight, right up to the end of voting on Friday."
Both Chiefs and Pirates have played in every Charity Cup tournament since it's inception in 1986.