Absa Premiership

Preview: AmaTuks v Kaizer Chiefs

2015-04-14 15:03
Tsepo Masilela (Supplied)
Tsepo Masilela (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs have the Premiership points record in sight as they prepare to take on University of Pretoria at Tuks Stadium on Tuesday night.

The current record of 65 points is held by their rivals for the title this season, Sundowns, and a win against AmaTuks would take them a step closer to the record and all but end the Brazilians' hopes of catching Amakhosi.

Chiefs are just nine points short of the record and 10 points clear of Sundowns with five games left to play despite an indifferent run of late which has seen them win only two of their last seven games in all competitions.

Amakhosi returned to winning ways last week when they defeated bottom-of-the-table AmaZulu 1-0, but assistant manager Doctor Khumalo stressed the importance of not getting ahead of themselves.

"The next game is always important. We can't get too far ahead of ourselves. We will only celebrate once we have collected the points we need to secure the league title," he said.

AmaTuks, on the other hand, are just three points short of a place in the lucrative top eight of the division and will be doing everything in their power to enter that elite group before the end of the season.

The club has not won since beating Maritzburg United at the beginning of March, but they earned a valuable draw last time out against Bloemfontein Celtic and will be hoping to take some momentum into the game against Chiefs.

Tukkies will have to make do without the services of defender Vuyisile Ntombayithethi, who is suspended for the game, while Kaizer Chiefs will be without Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who was sent off in their last match.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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