Bucs are showing the effects of a tough soccer season and must hope a week of R&R has refreshed them ahead of the Telkom Knockout final.
A win against Moroka Swallows on Sunday will give Mamelodi Sundowns a comfortable lead at the top of the league.
Can the North West football team keep up their spectacular run, which would pay dividends for caretaker coach Allan Freese?
The upcoming friendly against Spain on Tuesday is a prestige match, but without South Africa's stalwart football players, writes Mark Gleeson.
Happy Jele and Andile Jali won't be playing in the African Champions League return match in Egypt this weekend, but the Bucs ship hasn't sunk yet.
Orlando Pirates will be bidding to bring SA rare international soccer success when they take on African Champions League holders Al Ahli of Egypt.
Pirates reached the CAF Champions League final after an 18-year absence by holding Esperance 1-1 in Tunisia on Saturday.
New Zealand's superiority showed yet again despite the best efforts of South Africa in the decisive game in the Rugby Championship.
The Stormers denied the Bulls top spot in the Super Rugby table with a 30-13 win at Newlands on Saturday, the last match of the regular season.
SA were given a far tougher Test than expected by Scotland on Saturday but coach Heyneke Meyer said the Springboks would learn from the 30-17 win.