The battle for the Q2 prize is set to be a straight shoot-out between Mamelodi Sundowns and Mpumalanga Black Aces.
The two clubs currently occupy first (Sundowns) and second positions on the overall Absa Premiership standings, as well as for the second quarterly award of this season, which carries a R1.5 million prize.
With six games played by each club in the second quarter, and with one match still to go, Sundowns are on 16 points while Aces have 15, the Brazilians’ goal difference better by three goals to that of AmaZayoni’s.
The final round of Q2 action will take place this weekend, with Sundowns facing SuperSport United on Saturday night, while Aces play AmaTuks on Sunday in Tshwane.
The likes of Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs occupy third and fourth places on the Q2 log, but with only 11 points each, are out of the running.
At the other end of the spectrum, Bloemfontein Celtic lie 16th with only three points, while AmaTuks and Maritzburg United have claimed only four points from their last six matches to occupy 15th and 14th positions.