With the replay win against Black Leopards done and dusted Kaizer Chiefs are looking to stay top of the table by focusing on their next match against a solid Bidvest Wits
With the nation transfixed on the MTN8 final this evening, Kaizer Chiefs are keeping their feet firmly on the ground and are targeting a win against Bidvest Wits in Nelspruit on Monday.
When the PSL fixtures get underway again and the hype of this evening's final dies down, fans will be treated to some midweek action which will continue to shape the look of the league table.
Chiefs are early season leaders of the PSL log and deserve their current position due to their positive play on the pitch. Chiefs have a strong strike force backed up by experience in both the midfield and defence.
Following their inexplicable 4 -1 loss against Sundowns in the MTN8, Chiefs are unbeaten, racking up ten goals and relying on the prolific Bernard Parker and the hard working winger George Lebese.
Parker is the league’s top scorer with five goals including some stunning strikes in the 6 – 0 drubbing of AmaZulu. Parker scored again in Chief’s most recent victory, the weather-affected replay against Black Leopards which Chiefs walked away from with a 2 – 1 win.
The other scorer in that game was Simphiwe Tshabalala. The Bafana Bafana regular scored his first goal of the season against Leopards and is looking to continue building on his tally for the rest of the season.
Tshbalala believes that the team needs to switch their focus over to their next match at Mbombela Stadium.
“With the Leopards game out of the way. We are now focusing on Bidvest Wits. They have strengthened the team and will prove tough but then again if you want to win things you should be prepared to beat anyone. We are going to Nelspruit with a positive attitude,” Tshbalala told the club’s official website.
Chiefs last game against Wits ended in a 1 – 1 draw and Parker put Amakhosi into the lead, only for Wits to equalise in a hard fought match played at the same stadium last season.
Wits and Chiefs have played 52 league matches since 1985. Chiefs have won twenty-five times compared to 10 for Wits, and seventeen matches have ended in a stalemate. Recently the Amakhosi have not struggled to take points off the Clever Boys
Wits have not enjoyed a scintillating start to the campaign, however have recorded an impressive 2-0 victory against Bloemfontein Celtic and drew their last game against a determined Chippa United. They sit in tenth position on the log.
Chiefs will have to look out for experienced goal threat “Terror” Fanteni, who has already opened his account for Wits against Bloemfontein Celtic. Former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena offers Wits a wise head in defence and his knowledge of the Chiefs players will certainly help in this encounter.
The AmaKhosi believe that Wits will be a tough team to break down and that their credentials as PSL leaders will be sorely tested against the well-drilled and determined Clever Boys on Monday evening.