Matters concluded elsewhere, or at least interest lost due to the underworld gods of the game in Europe, the ABSA Premiership looks set to remain a nail-biting affair after order was restored by the events over the Easter weekend.
As hard to accept and as confusing as it may, that Manchester United are the kings of English football and will continue to rule for a long time, it is fact and unchangeable. Love them, hate them, they own the league and the title.
Orlando Pirates swept aside perennial yoyos, Jomo Cosmos to leap to the summit of the South African league 2-1, hopefully until the end of the season. Cosmos will be spending their traditional last moments in the league and all know that they will be back next season.
Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to reclaim the spot while Moroka Swallows will seek to gain some ground and fancy a chance of something they never had in living memory.
The Dube Birds were exactly at the opposite end last season when Gordon Ingesund removed them from the relegation murky waters. How beautiful it would it be for them to claim the title.
More interesting would be Ingesund’s illustrious career that will see him having lifted the championship with five different teams.
Pirates have been in good form lately and the prospect of a photo finish will not be an ideal one as the Bucs have lost the championship several times before within the last 10 minutes of the season.
Kaizer Chiefs are a distant 6 points behind with a remote chance of claiming the prized pole. Their prayers for the misfortunes of Pirates, Sundowns and Swallows are a little too much, as they have to pray for theirs as well.
Their night vigil should start tonight as Black Leopards lay wait for Sundowns in Limpopo.