Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs will have the opportunity to clinch their first league title after a seven season drought when they host SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night in an Absa Premiership match.
Kick-off at 19:30.
Chiefs are currently sitting pretty at the top of the log standings with 56 points from with only two league matches remaining. Amakhosi lead second placed Platinum Stars by three points, with the Naturena based side only needing a point to confirm their status as league champions.
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These two teams will also meet for the last match of the PSL season when they face off in the final of the Nedbank Cup. With United having drawn 16 of their 28 league matches so far, Chiefs right-back Siboniso Gaxa says that they will not be tempted to play out a stalemate that will be enough to seal the PSL title.
“I feel that SuperSport deserve the respect like the rest of the teams in the league because we are also going to face them in the final of the Nedbank Cup and winning this match will motivate them heading into the final,” said Gaxa.
“We know that we only need a point to win the league but we have six points remaining and we won’t go for the one point, we will play for the maximum six and win the league in the sort of fashion that league champions do.”
United, on the other hand, are fighting it out for a place in the top four but more importantly they will be avoiding a drop out of the top half of the table. There are only three points separating sixth placed United and tenth placed the University of Pretoria.
United midfielder George Maluleka is hoping that they can spoil Chiefs’ title celebrations to feed on their own ambitions of finishing fourth in this campaign.
“We need the points more than they do,” commented the former Ajax Cape Town player. “We have to firstly make sure that we finish in the top eight and then if we win our last two games then we will finish in fourth.
“It is always a tough task playing the league leaders in any league especially a side that has been on top for the whole season, but we have a duty to ourselves and the club to do well in this match.”
When these two sides met in the league earlier this season, Lehlohonolo Majoro scored a brace as Chiefs ran out with a 2-1 victory at the venue where this second one will be played.