Battle Lines Drawn: Chiefs Look For Redemption Against Downs

The pick of the weekend tie in the Absa Premiership takes the form of revenge-driven clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns. Joint league leaders Sundowns will look to consolidate their lead at the top and will have hoped that the form they exhibited in 2015 is reproduced on Saturday evening. Notwithstanding the fact that this is the first match of the new year for both teams, with the festive season behind them, fireworks will be expected nonetheless.

Boasting of a much more experienced bench in comparison, the Brazilians will seek the stretch their winning run to a 5th consecutive match in the league and open a gap between them and Bidvest Wits who won’t be in action until Sunday afternoon.

Last time the clubs met, Kaizer Chiefs' goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo was left with questions more than answers. Image cred: Philip Maeta
Last time the clubs met, Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo was left with questions more than answers. Image cred: Philip Maeta/ Gallo Images

With five points adrift from the summit, the Glamour Boys will look to collect maximum points at all cost if they are to remain in the title race. With the Telkom¬†Knockout final 3-1 loss still lingering in their minds, Amakhosi won’t need much motivation to produce a performance on the day.

The sizzling battle for more than just bragging rights takes place at FNB Stadium on Saturday night. Kick-off is at 20:15.

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