Front-runners Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits will turn their attention back to the Absa Premiership in a bid to cast aside forgettable recent performances away from the title race.
Both were dumped out of the Nedbank Cup at the weekend with the Brazilians stunned by Orlando Pirates and the Students suffering heartache at the hands of Free State Stars.
Gavin Hunt’s men are first in action on Tuesday when they travel to the coach’s former club SuperSport United for a meeting at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Victory will see them close the gap, albeit temporarily, to three points over Sundowns, who travel to Athlone Stadium to face Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday.
Pitso Mosimane’s side are having a week to forget following their CAF Champions League exit at the hands of AS Vita Club of the DR Congo.
At the other end of the table, Maritzburg United can climb off the bottom of the table for a few hours at least should they beat Ea Lla Koto by two clear goals on their travels to Goble Park.
That match along with the SuperSport-Wits encounter are the only games on Tuesday, with the remainder of the round 26 fixtures to be played on Freedom Day on Wednesday.
The Team of Choice trail Ezenkosi by three points and will be keeping a close watch on how Jomo Sono’s side get on against Bloemfontein Celtic at Olen Park.
Another game of interest to the KwaZulu-Natal strugglers will be University of Pretoria’s match-up with Kaizer Chiefs at Tuks Stadium. The Pretoria side are just four points in front of United.
The full list of fixtures are:
Tuesday, April 26
18:00 – Free State Stars v Maritzburg Utd – Goble Park
19:30 – SuperSport United v Bidvest Wits – Lucas Moripe Stadium
Wednesday, April 27
15:00 – Jomo Cosmos v Bloem Celtic – Olen Park
15:00 – Black Aces v Golden Arrows – Mbombela Stadium
15:00 – Chippa United v Platinum Stars – Isaac Wolfson Stadium
17:30 – Ajax Cape Town v Mamelodi Sundowns – Athlone Stadium
19:30 – University of Pretoria v Kaizer Chiefs – Tuks Stadium
19:30 – Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City – FNB Stadium