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Celtic, SuperSport hope to prove championship credentials

South Africa's Absa Premiership resumes on Tuesday after a break of more than two weeks without the clubs that are competing in the continental club competition, with the pick of the clashes SuperSport United's trip to Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.

The pair have the two best points-per-game ration in the league but have only played 10 games so far and this is a chance for them to further cement their status as championship Dark Horses.

Celtic will go top of the table with a win, level on points...

Soweto derby loss for Chiefs comes as no surprise

Another deflating Soweto Derby loss for Kaizer Chiefs and the exit at the semifinal stage of another cup competition highlights the growing crisis at Naturena that threatens to turn the once mighty Glamour boys into one of the 'also-rans' of the Premier Soccer League.

The scoreline might only have been 2-1 in their latest defeat to Orlando Pirates, the first time in history that The Buccaneers have won three games on the bounce against their bitter rivals, but the margin on the field was much greater...

Pirates sweat over fitness of international stars ahead of Soweto Derby

The fitness of his international players is occupying the mind of Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic ahead of Saturday's crunch Telkom Knockout semifinal against bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Pirates had a number of players away on duty with their countries in the African Nations Cup qualifiers and subsequent friendlies, in particular the South African duo of Vincent Pule and Innocent Maela, Zambia's Justin Shonga and Augustine Mulenga and Zimbabwe's Marshall...

Giovanni Solinas confident about facing Orlando Pirates again

Giovanni Solinas believes his Kaizer Chiefs side is in better shape to face bitter rivals Orlando Pirates this weekend as the pair square off in a Telkom Knockout semifinal at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Chiefs were well beaten when the teams met in the league last month, something not evidenced by the 2-1 scoreline.

But Pirates missed a penalty in that game and a number of other chances as they comfortably held the Chiefs attack at bay. 

Solinas can ill afford another high-profile...

Five key facts ahead of the Soweto Derby

There will be another Soweto derby this weekend when Kaizer Chiefs host Orlando Pirates in the Telkom Knockout semifinals at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, a fixture that was sold out within two hours of tickets going on sale.

Saturday's clash gives both under-achieving rivals a chance to take one step closer to elusive silverware, and is also an opportunity to gain bragging rights going into what is a hectic December period in South African domestic football.

Here are five things to ponder...