Naturena - Sparks are expected to fly when Kaizer Chiefs welcome the current league log leaders, Tshwane-based Mamelodi Sundowns.
The encounter marks the return to action for the two teams after the PSL’s festive
break. Chiefs confirmed that their loss to Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout final
was water under the bridge when they beat Bidvest Wits in their last Absa
Premiership played on December 19, 2015.
“We are working hard to prepare
for the final stretch of the league programme,” confirms head coach Steve Komphela.
“We have moved on from the disappointment of losing in the cup final. We have
good news coming from the camp, having an injury free squad, which must serve
as a boost ahead of what is going to be a tight schedule this time around.”
Itumeleng Khune, Eric Mathoho
and Bernard Parker are back in full training. Khune and Mathoho missed the
Telkom Knockout final and the league game against Sundowns and Wits
respectively, while Parker was stretchered off in the Wits game.
and David Zulu have also recovered after missing the better part of the first half
of the season.
“We are geared to resume with the
programme,” said Komphela.
“There are three competitions to challenge and
we plan to do well in all three of them.”
The Chiefs coach refers to the Absa
Premiership of which Chiefs are reigning champions, the Nedbank Cup and the CAF
Kick-off is at 20:15 on Saturday, January 9.