Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs forward Bernard Parker believes Mpumalanga Black Aces will be difficult to beat when the teams square off at the FNB Stadium.
Amakhosi and AmaZayoni represent two of the three remaining unbeaten teams in the South African top flight. Aces are level with Platinum Stars at the top of the table, while Chiefs are four points adrift having drawn four of their opening six games.
Parker credited coach Mushin Ertugral, who was brought in as manager in May after Clive Barker was moved into youth development, for the clubs resurgence this season, but is still confident the Soweto giants will prevail.
"We are expecting a tough encounter," Parker told KickOff.
"What coach Muhsin has done at Aces has been great, which is why their spirit is high and they are motivated to face Kaizer Chiefs.
"We know about coach Muhsin's qualities and we know that it takes so much time learning the opposition, and I am sure that he wants to come for a win, maybe because he is an ex-Chiefs coach.
"We are also aware of their strengths in that they are a fast attacking team and very strong up front, with Mbesuma a lethal player. With his technique and quality, when he turns you can expect the ball in the back of the net.
"Set-plays are a plus for us because we are strong on that and we score from set-plays. I see that we can get a goal from set-plays against them," he concluded.
The Absa Premiership encounter is set for Saturday, October 17.
Kick-off is at 20:15.