With two matches left, Aces are in the red zone in 15th position and will have to really fight hard to come away with a win over the title chasing students from Pretoria.
The bottom two clubs automatically get relegated to the 2nd division (ex Vodacom) and unfortunately Aces now also have to rely on other teams doing them a favour - especially the teams immediately above them. Atlie are the dark horses and should they win their last two games, it will be even tougher for Aces.
The team which started so poorly, has actuallly showed some grunt and fighting spirit and are unbeaten in their last 5 games - albeit only securing 5 points in the process.
A ten-man AmaZayoni came back well to secure a point away to Vasco and hopefully some of the positivity and self belief will be brought into Sundays game.
On paper, Aces have a good team of "individuals" and Sakala must be given some credit for moulding the team into a unit.
The players are very aware that they are in a dog-fight and beating TUKS, who are virtually assured of gaining automatic promotion is very much on the cards.
The players seemed confident and with their backs against the wall, want to assure their supporters that they are up for the fight.
All the action kicks off at 3pm on Sunday at the Rand Stadium.
All the Fixtures
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Dynamos v F.C A.K :Giyani Stadium
Atlie FC v Sivutsa Stars :Makhulong Stadium
Black Aces v University of Pretoria : Rand Stadium
FC Cape Town v United FC :NNK Rugby Stadium
Thanda Royal Zulu FC v Vasco Da Gama : Richards Bay Sports Stadium
Bay United v Witbank Spurs :University of Limpopo Stadium
African Warriors v Carara Kicks :Charles Mopeli Stadium
Chippa United v Blackburn Rovers : Philippi Stadium