Absa Premiership

21 points to glory for Chiefs

2015-03-04 12:23
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs route to the 2014/15 PSL title has been clearly marked out with the Soweto giants just 21 points away from glory.

As it stands, the Glamour Boys are 10 points ahead of third-placed, Mamelodi Sundowns, with the defending league champions having played the same amount of games as their apparent successors to the crown.

Chiefs are seven points ahead of second-placed BidVest Wits, who edged out Sundowns in PSL action on Tuesday, but Gavin Hunt's side have played one more fixture than Stuart Baxter's men.

Stuart Baxter's league leading side have just 10 matches left and will know that they need, at most, 21 points to win the league title.

Wits, 40 points, have just nine league fixtures left this season and can only reach a maximum of 67 points if they win all their remaining fixtures, including against Chiefs away from home.

Sundowns, 37 points, have ten league outings to fulfill this season and Pitso Mosimane's side can also only finish on 67 points, they host Kaizer Chiefs on April 29.

Kaizer Chiefs, who currently have 47 points, have thus been set a target of 68 points to claim their 12th PSL title and their first since the 2012/13 season. 

In Chiefs' final 10 fixtures, they have an equal spread of home and away fixtures.

While Chiefs do face challenging fixtures against both BidVest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns as well as Saturday's Soweto Derby, the Amakhosi play five sides in the bottom half of the table in their remaining games, which includes hosting last-placed AmaZulu.

Kaizer Chiefs remaining fixtures:

Kaizer Chiefs vs Ajax Cape Town

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

Maritzburg United vs Kaizer Chiefs

Moroka Swallows vs Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu

University of Pretoria vs Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs vs Polokwane City

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs vs Bidvest Wits

Chippa United vs Kaizer Chiefs 

Meanwhile, Chiefs begin their run-in to league glory on Wednesday, when they host Ajax Cape Town at the FNB Stadium.

The Urban Warriors travel to Johannesburg having last beaten Chiefs away in 2007. Chiefs have only ever lost twice, in 15 encounters) at home to Ajax Cape Town.

Kaizer Chiefs defender, Tefu Mashamaite, scored the only goal when the two sides met earlier in the season in Cape Town. 

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