The South African top action resumes on Saturday and Sunday with six matches
After the international break, PSL football returns this weekend with match 3 action in the South African top flight, with Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in action.
As AmaZulu and Marumo Gallants take part in Caf interclub competitions, their respective league matches against SuperSport United and Cape Town City have been postponed until next week.
The table has yet to take shape, as only two league games have been played so far, and Chiefs, Pirates as well as Sundowns have yet to lose.
Interestingly, no team has a 100% record, as all 16 PSL team lost points after only two rounds of matches.
How to watch PSL matches this weekend
SuperSport TV has so far confirmed that they will broadcast four matches on two of their channels.
Live broadcast schedules for the other two games have yet to be updated on SuperSport’s TV guide, and we’ll provide an update as soon as it’s available.
Matches are also broadcast live on the Dstv program.
Chiefs and Sundowns confirmed on their respective match posters that the South African state broadcaster SABC would broadcast their game live.
PSL Match 3 matches and TV schedule
|Date||Time (IN TIME)||Match||TV channel||Online streaming|
|September 11||15:00||Orlando Pirates vs Swallows FC||SuperSport TV’s PSL Channel 202||DStv.com/DStv Now app|
|September 11||15:00||TS Galaxy vs Golden Arrows|
|September 11||17:00||Baroka FC vs Maritzburg United||
SuperSport TV’s PSL Channel 202
SuperSport TV’s Variety 4 Channel 209
|DStv.com/DStv Now app|
|September 11||17:00||Sekhukhune United vs Stellenbosch|
|September 12||15:00||Royal AM vs Chippa United||SuperSport TV’s PSL Channel 202||DStv.com/DStv Now app|
|September 12||17:00||Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs||SuperSport TV’s PSL Channel 202 / SABC 1||DStv.com/DStv Now app|
Important PSL matches to look forward to
Two games involving some of the league’s most followed teams could attract a lot of interest over the weekend.
Orlando Pirates vs Swallows FC
It’s original Soweto Derby time again, as Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC resume their rivalry in what is Saturday’s main draw.
Less than a month after the Swallows took the Buccaneers out of the MTN8 in the quarterfinals after a 2-1 victory, the two sides clashed again.
Interestingly, the game was in Orlando Stadium and Soweto’s rivals are back on the scene as the Pirates seek revenge while the Dube Birds want to bolster their recent dominance over the Buccaneers.
Pirates’ defeat on August 14 against Swallows led to the departure of Josef Zinnbauer.
It also makes it a must-win for Pirates, that they will not yet taste the victory in the league this season after drawing in their games.
Swallows have so far recorded a win and a draw.
Pirates are hosting a first league title in a decade, and they want to score their first set of maximum points to keep their championship ambitions on track.
A victory for Swallows would be crucial in encouraging them to be crowned champions for the first time since 1965.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs
This is probably the biggest match of the weekend and it takes place at Loftus Versfeld.
Just like Pirates and Swallows met in the MTN8 quarterfinals, Sundowns and Chiefs also met at the same stage of the competition and are now facing each other in a league match.
Sundowns knocked Chiefs out of the MTN8 through a dramatic penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time.
That Chiefs had to come from 2-0 to secure a draw could give them confidence in their pedigree, and they could upset the PSL defending champions on Sunday.
Both sides still have to lose in this league campaign, each with a win and a draw.