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Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United will take each other in two encounters, firstly the domestic league games scheduled for the 21 May 2016 in which will be a make or break for both teams as they looking to secure a spot in the Top 8 position. The next encounter will be a Nedbank Knockout Cup showdown final in Polokwane to be played on the 28 May 2016. Both clubs will play each other within 7 days of the 1st match.
The Buccaneers will host the 1st match and with the final being an away for both clubs. Orlando Pirates go into their last encounter on position 7 with 40 points after 29 games and winning 11 games. SuperSport United are on position 9 with 39 points from 29 games. A draw will not be enough for the Pretoria club as it will automatically not be enough.
The next encounter will the final of the Nedbank cup with a CAF Confederation spot online. The winner of the Nedbank cup will participate in the next season CAF Confederation cup and also compete in the MTN 8 Top 8 competition in the 2016/2017 season.
SuperSport will go to the final with an advantage as they have played some of their home games in Polokwane. They will also go into the match as the home team with another advantage of choosing which colours to don on match day and have a first option to choose the changing room to use.
Both clubs players need no motivation for both encounters as they both know what is at stake. Should one club win both encounters , it will be an achievement as they will compete in both competition.