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What a day to finish the domestic football season. At the end of the day, the status quo proved too hard to buck in some places - AmaZulu are in the Caf Champions League and Pirates have sealed Caf Confederation Cup football again, while Chiefs clung on to a place at the top half of the table too.
PSL awards date announced
Sundowns Are Champions
They've done it! Sundowns are the winners of the 2020/21 PSL league title after a superb season! The Brazilians have seen off Cape Town City to confirm their coronation.
It is elation of the highest order. They are deserved champions of South Africa for the fourth consecutive season.
Pirates qualify for CAF Confederation Cup
FT: Pirates 0-0 TTM
Josef Zinnbauer's side were held to a goalless draw by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila but they still finished third, securing a Caf Confederation Cup spot for next season.
Grobler wins Golden Boot for the first time
Chippa United 1-1 SuperSport United
Bradley Grobler has won the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot for the first time in his career today. Peter Shalule and Thabiso Kutumela both failed to catch up with the SuperSport United talisman, seeing him take the award for most Premier Soccer League goals this season, 16.
A major achievement for the striker.
.@Bradley_Grobler is the 2020/2021 #DStvPrem GOLDEN BOOT WINNER 🏆☝⚽️🙌— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) June 5, 2021
The Sniper finishes off with 16 goals in this league campaign 🔥
Congrats on this milestone and achievement, Brad 🙏#ForeverUnited pic.twitter.com/jK7S2UM3h0
Grobler is also the first Matsatsantsa player to win this award.
FT: Premier Soccer League round-up
Sundowns and Chiefs win
Elsewhere, Mamelodi Sundowns overcame Cape Town City 3-0 while Samir Nurkovic's first-half effort secured a top-eight spot for Kaizer Chiefs at the expense of TS Galaxy.
After being held to a 1-1 draw by SuperSport United, Chippa United have finished 15th and are headed for the promotion/relegation play-offs.
Full-Time: TS Galaxy 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Bvuma to the rescue for Chiefs?
Galaxy 0-1 Chiefs
Bruce Bvuma has pulled a fantastic stop to deny Sihle Nduli from point-blank.
The Namibian has grabbed his 14th and 15th strikes of the campaign and is now ONE goal behind the league's leading talisman, Bradley Grobler who is on 16.
The Golden Boot Race Is Back On!
GOAL: Chippa United 1-0 SuperSport United
GOAL: Swallows 1-1 Baroka
(Givemore Khuphe, 50)
The Birds have equalised courtesy of Khuphe's header from a corner kick. Game On!!!
Second halves underway
The majority of games are back underway now, on the final day of Premier Soccer League action for the 2020/21 season.
Orlando Pirates remain third, as it stands, and will get another shot at continental safari and Kaizer Chiefs are in the top eight.
Chippa for relegation play-offs and Black Leopards relegated.
How are your nerves, Amakhosi fans? Samir Nurkovic's solitary strike separates the two sides at the break, and right now, Kaizer Chiefs are in the top eight.
Elsewhere, Sundowns are also in the lead [1-0] at home to Cape Town City while Baroka are also 1-0 up against Swallows. Every other game is also at the break with no goals scored except Black Leopards - who are playing for pride - who are leading Blomefontien Celtic 1-0.
Baroka 1-0 Swallows FC
Baroka have also taken the lead away at Swallows as they attempt to make a shout for a top-eight spot. Ananias Gebhardt with the match's only goal so far.
GOAL: Galaxy 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs
GOAL: Sundowns 1-0 CPT City
(Lyle Lakay, 10)
There's an opener at Loftus as Lyle Lakay's free-kick beats Marc Anderson at the near post.
Here. We. Go! 🔥
The final matchday of the 2020/21 Premier Soccer League season is under way!
Who will win the #DstvPrem Golden Boot?
SuperSport United’s Bradley Grobler is the man to catch in the top-scorers list.
Grobler has 16 strikes to his name and is followed by Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns, 13, and Thabiso Kutumela of Maritzburg United who is on 12.
Nodada may have played his last Cape Town City game against Black Leopards
Thabo Nodada will not feature in the Citizens' last game of the season.
The 26-year-old midfielder is not in the 18 men panel to take on Mamelodi Sundowns today.
In an exclusive interview with Goal, Nodada reiterated his desire to leave the club. Read More Here
Makaringe returns for Pirates
DStv Premiership: TS Galaxy vs. Kaizer Chiefs— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) June 5, 2021
Starting 11: Bvuma, Zulu, Cardoso, Mathoho, Frosler, Katsande, Ngcobo, Parker ©, Manyama, Nurković, Castro
Subs: Akpeyi, Agay, Kambole, Baccus, Ngezana, Blom, Sasman, Mashiane, Radebe
Head Coach: Arthur Zwane#DStvPrem pic.twitter.com/0fCJBemneO
Here's what's on the line today 👀
Let me try to keep it simple...
Sundowns have secured the Premier Soccer League title and AmaZulu are guaranteed second - a maiden Caf Champions League spot, but Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows are fighting for the last Caf Confederation Cup spot. Pirates, who play TTM, start the day in third place with 49 points. Arrows are on 46 points and will need nothing less than a win in their encounter against Stellencbosch FC. Stellenbosch, on the other hand, could be dragged to the PSL Promotion/Relegation Playoffs if they fail to win today. Chippa United take on SuperSport United in their last game and not only do they need to win, but they also need results elsewhere to go in their favour, Stellenbosch to lose.
In the race for a Top-8 spot, Kaizer Chiefs will need to overcome TS Galaxy or else the Rockets book their place in next season's MTN-8 competition.
Orlando Pirates will be without Abel Mabaso and Siphesihle Ndlovu for their fixture against TTM, while Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele will miss out on the match against TS Galaxy. The Rockets are also depleted with Ebrahim Seedat and Given Msimango both expected to miss the clash against Amakhosi. Read More Here
It's the final day of the season!
Greetings and salutations! The final day of the season is here in the Premier Soccer League.
What a year it has been. We've seen hegemonies and records broken, as Mamelodi Sundowns enjoyed yet another successful league campaign as they went on to become the first team to win the league title in four successive seasons.