Having kept clean sheets in their home legs, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United will be gearing up for typically ferocious challenges in African soccer when the continental competitions continue this weekend.
Sundowns have the inside track in their clash against Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca after getting a precious goal in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg.
Crucially, the 1-0 win puts them in the driving seat but there can be no resting on their laurels in the second leg showdown on Saturday (SS4, 9.55pm).
SuperSport have a slightly more difficult task in the Confederation Cup against Zambia’s Zesco United after a goalless first leg at home. They now need at least a goal, but will know the significance of that if they manage to breach Zesco’s defence on Saturday (SS4 and SS9, 2.30pm).
In the Guinness Pro14, the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs swop opponents, with Leinster in Bloemfontein and Italian side Zebre enjoying the coastal atmosphere in Port Elizabeth.
The Cheetahs are fresh from their first Pro14 win, but will find Leinster a real handful on Friday (SS1, 7.45pm), while the Kings should not be fooled by last week’s result in Bloem.
They will discover that Zebre are an energetic outfit and it will take a massive effort to break their run of defeats in the competition on Saturday (SS1, 7.15pm).
In the Currie Cup, the Sharks will be looking to pile on the agony for the Bulls as they seek to confirm their log-leading position on Saturday (SS1, 2.45pm).
Cricket’s focus is on the 50-overs format and there should be plenty of entertainment on Sunday when India meet Australia in the third ODI (SS2, 9.45am), as well as England against the Windies (SS1, 11.30am).