Kaizer Chiefs will have their top eight credentials tested when Cape Town City arrive in Soweto on Wednesday.
The Glamour Boys might be flying high on continental duty but they have struggled for consistency domestically all season.
Chiefs are currently ninth on 25 points following their last league outing which was a 1-1 draw against Baroka.
It doesn’t get any easier as they prepare host Cape Town City FC, who are seventh with 30 points, at the FNB Stadium – the match starts at 5pm.
The visitors broke a lean spell by downing SuperSport United 3-0 some ten days ago.
Now their coach wants them to replicate that performance.
“I think it was very important that we had the result in the last game against SuperSport. We played very good football and finally it resulted in goals and we didn’t concede any,” said Jan Olde Riekerink.
“For the morale side of things it was very important that game. We know we end the season in a very good way, so let’s focus on that. If you see the fixtures, besides Sundowns in our last game, we are all facing teams that are below us. If we have the ambition we can show it in these games.”
Riekerink, who will be without Edmilson Dove and Aubrey Ngoma for the match, knows that Chiefs are dangerous right now.
“I also think that they have also only lost once in the last nine games. They are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. And they also have ambitions to be in the top eight.
“It is also an important phase for them in the competition, so it will be two teams with ambition, so hopefully we will go out and get the result in the way we played against SuperSport.”
These two sides last met in January where Chiefs made it 10 wins from their last 15 matches against the Cape side.