Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to extend their
lead at the top of the Premiership standings when they welcome defending
champions Mamelodi Sundowns to the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
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The league season may only be 10 games deep, but already
Amakhosi are threatening to run away with the division, having won nine and
draw one of their matches to open up an 11-point lead at the summit.
The Brazilians, meanwhile, have so far faltered in their
title defence, winning just four of their 10 league matches to sit fifth on the
table, although they are only one point adrift of a two-way tie for second.
However, anything less than the three points against the
Glamour Boys would arguably end Sundowns' hopes of a successful defence of
their crown as Chiefs would then be a whopping 15 points clear of the Tshwane
On the team front, Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has plenty of
decisions to make regarding his starting XI, with no fewer than five
first-choice players having only returned from international duty on Thursday.
Those men, namely Brilliant Khuzwayo, Mulomowandau Mathoho,
Tefu Mashamaite, Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Mandla Masango will undergo late
fitness tests, although George Maluleka is back to full fitness and available
Downs, meanwhile, will have to do without Tebogo Langerman,
who is out through suspension, although he proves the only fresh absentee
concern for coach Pitso Mosimane.
Kick-off is at 15:30.