MTN8 Final: Who will it be? Can Cape Town City put a stop to Mamelodi Sundowns’ relentless run of success on the domestic scene? We will find out at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban on Saturday. Sundowns haven’t won this trophy in 14 years, so those who believe in jinxes should back Cape Town City! They’re at 11-2 to win inside 90 minutes.
English Premiership: All eyes will be on the match at 6.30pm on Saturday between Tottenham and Manchester United. Liverpool trounced United 5-0 last week and reports suggest that should Spurs also beat United tomorrow, that’s the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There’s plenty on the line!
Leicester vs Arsenal (we say 2-1)
Watford vs Southampton (we say 1-0)
Liverpool vs Brighton (we say 3-0)
Newcastle vs Chelsea (we say 0-2)
Man City vs Crystal Palace (we say 3-1)
Burnley vs Brentford (we say 0-0)
Tottenham vs Man United (we say 1-1)
Norwich vs Leeds (we say 1-1)
Aston Villa vs West Ham (we say 1-2)
Wolves vs Everton (we say 1-0)
There’s a full weekend of racing in South Africa, with meetings at Turffontein and Kenilworth on Saturday and at Greyville on Sunday. There’s also the CTS Ready To Run Sale on Sunday, which is a live event and online too. An all to come with the GGG-sponsored Bass Racing stable of Tchaikovsky (race 3) and Charlie Squadron (race 4) and the Crawford-trained Divine Dynasty (race 1) and She’s A Rainbow (race 5) works out at 110-1.
T20 World Cup: It’s been a torrid week for all South Africans who have been sucked into the Quinton de Kock “taking the knee” debate. The Proteas match-winner sat out the victory against West Indies because he refused to take the knee but he has since apologised for his actions. He is now likely to be selected for the Group 1 game against Sri Lanka at 12noon on Saturday. That match is followed by the blockbuster between Australia and England. On Sunday it’s India against New Zealand in Group 2.
This card takes place in Abu Dhabi where the main event on Fight Island features light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, who puts his title on the line for the second time this year, against Glover Teixeira, who turns 43 two days prior to this contest. Blachowicz himself is 38. Elsewhere, With bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling on the shelf with a neck injury, Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen clash with the interim title hanging in the balance.