Kaizer Chiefs still a long way off their own unbeaten record set in 1991

AmaKhosi play Swallows on Tuesday night, in effort to stretch their number of unbeaten games to 11

Kaizer Chiefs are still a long way off their own record for the most successful start to a new campaign.

AmaKhosi are the only unbeaten side left in the Absa Premiership this season after beating SuperSport United last week but have a lot of work left if they are to set any new landmark.

Chiefs won 17 games on the trot from the start of the 1991 season and, understandably, went on to clinch the league title.

They started away in Durban, as they did this season against AmaZulu, beating Manning Rangers 4-0 and continued the run for just over five months before an away draw at Bloemfontein Celtic ended the streak.

They still remained unbeaten for a further five games, their run ending in their 23rd match of the season when Mamelodi Sundowns beat them 2-1 at the HM Pitje Stadium.

Chiefs, who have lost two cup games this season, have just four games to go to complete a first half clean sweep without defeat in the league.

If they can get through the derby against Swallows unscathed, they must still play in-form Platinum Stars, Ajax Cape Town, Orlando Pirates and new boys Pretoria University.