The mighty AmaKhosi host an in form Sundowns, in a much anticipated match at the summit on Saturday evening at the FNB Stadium
Masilela, Mashamaite, Mathoho, Gaxa
Nkosi, Tshabalala, Maluleka, Katsande,
Mphahlele, Schut, Nthethe, Mokoena
Kekana, Moriri, Modise, Mashaba
Kaizer Chiefs come off a 2-0 win over Golden Arrows in a midweek domestic league encounter, with Eric Mathoho and Kingston Nkhatha finding the back of the net respectively. AmaKhosi captain Itumeleng Khune who was out due to injury, sat on the bench for the Arrows match, and it seems highly likely that the skipper could make a return for this big game.
Zimbabwean attacker Knowledge Musona will undergo a late fitness test, and could make a return after picking up an injury in the second leg Caf Champions league match against AS Vita, which Chiefs won 2-0.
According to AmaKhosi coach Stuart Baxter, their preparations have gone well for this massive encounter, in what people are dubbing a league decider. He added that every game they’ve played this season has been a league decider, and that this is just another game to them.
Chiefs have won their last three league matches. They reside at the top of the PSL table with 52 points and a game in hand.
Sundowns are in phenomenal form and have won their last five domestic league encounters. In their previous match against AmaTuks they won 2-1, with Anthony Laffor opening the scoresheet and Lebohang Mokoena scoring the winner.
The Brazilians are in second position on the table with 49 points, and a vital win for them will ensure they go level on points with Kaizer Chiefs.
When these two sides met earlier in this campaign, The AmaKhosi won 1-0 due to an own goal by Wayne Arendse.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Chiefs' biggest victory at home this season was 4-1 against Polokwane City
- AmaKhosi are unbeaten at home in their 11 matches
- Sundowns have scored the most goals in the league, 43 goals
- Chiefs conceded the least amount of goals this season, 14 goals
- The last time Sundowns beat Chiefs in the league was back in 2011 (2-0)