Champions League: This is it, the final. We look at the game in a separate blog but suffice to say bragging rights are up for grabs with Manchester City firm favourites to beat fellow English Premiership club Chelsea in the final in Porto, Portugal, on Saturday night (9pm).
Championship Playoffs: The final takes place on Saturday, at 4pm SA time. Brentford and Swansea go head-to-head in what is called a £20-million one-off game. Whoever wins will join Watford and Norwich in the English Premiership next season. They finished third and fourth, respectively, on the final table but still had to come through to play-off semi-finals. May the best team win!
DStv Premiership: There are two matches in the DStv Premiership this weekend. On Saturday, fifth-placed Swallows host newly-crowned multiple champions Sundowns, while Sunday’s only game sees ninth-placed TS Galaxy entertain fourth-placed Orlando Pirates.
Golf: The action continues both sides of the Atlantic with the Made In Himmerland event on the European Tour and the Charles Schwab Challenge on the PGA Tour. After the flurry of action and success by South Africans over the past month and a bit on both tours, with Louis Oosuhuizen again coming agonisingly close to winning a second Major – the action is a bit quieter this weekend. Still, there plenty love for the Saffa golfers out there.
Super Rugby: There was one Super Rugby match on Friday featuring the Hurricanes and the Force, while Saturday sees three games. The New Zealand franchises started 10-0 in terms of wins-losses against Australian opposition and would be hoping to stretch that dominance this weekend. The Crusaders are away to the Waratahs in Sydney, the Blues host the Brumbies in Auckland, while the Chiefs travel to Brisbane to face the Reds.
Varsity Cup: There are two semi-finals being played on Friday, the big one being Maties (Stellenbosch) taking on Tuks (Pretoria) at 5pm. This semi is followed by UCT Ikeys (Cape Town) against NWU Eagles (Potchefstroom) at 7.15pm.
MotoGP: The next round of this year’s MotoGP takes place on the Mugello circuit in Italy, for the Italian GP. This marks the start of a busy period, with four races in five weeks. Valentino Rossi has won this race seven times but is now 19th in the world standings and his Yamaha is simply not competitive enough. The Yamaha of Fabio Quartararo again looks to have the pace this week and his threat is likely to come from the Ducatis of Francesco Bagnaia, Johann Zarco and Jack Miller. South Africa’s Brad Binder on his KTM, will also be looking to improve his world championship standing of 11th.
Boxing: Unbeaten WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney takes on former three-division world champion Jorge Linares on Saturday night. “I don’t wanna make any predictions for a knockout because styles make fights,” Haney said, “and, you know, he’s at a point in his career where he has a lot of experience and some people, they just know how to survive.” So, we’re looking at a points win for Haney then?