Winner takes all

A particularly pleasing dimension of the hotly contested race for the local league's R10 million prize is the unexpected shift in the balance of power - from the big football clubs to the giant-killing minnows.

A particularly pleasing dimension of the hotly contested race for the local league's R10 million prize is the unexpected shift in the balance of power - from the big football clubs to the giant-killing minnows.

How the mighty have fallen has been the oft-heard lament from Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates fans during a season that saw the two tradition-steeped sides blow hot and cold most of the time.

The underdogs showed a rare mean streak. They dared punch above their weight, showing little respect for the Big Four.

For the local fans the ensuing spills and thrills were just what the doctor ordered.

Finally glory and riches await the victors; and a mere humble pie for the vanquished.

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