Kaizer Chiefs will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run and further close the gap on leaders Mamelodi Sundowns when they travel to the Chatsworth Stadium to face Royal AM in the DStv Premiership on Sunday.
Thwihli Thwahla will be hoping to bounce back when they face Amakhosi after they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Sundowns in their previous DStv Premiership game as a goal from Thabiso Kutumela and a Peter Shalulile brace cancelled out Victor Letsoalo’s brace.
Upon their return to action, the Glamour Boys extended their unbeaten run to five games following their comfortable 2-0 victory over Sekhukhune United at the FNB Stadium over the weekend through goals from Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Phathutshedzo Nange.
Royal will go into the encounter sitting in fourth place, level on 23 points with Sekhukhune United, Stellenbosch FC and Orlando Pirates, having won six, drawn five and suffered four defeats in 15 matches.
Meanwhile, Amakhosi recently moved up to second place on the table with 25 points and 12 behind log leaders Sundowns after they only lost three games, drew four and claimed seven wins in 14 matches thus far.
When they last squared off in the DStv Premiership, a brace by Victor Letsoalo, an own goal by Sibusiso Mabiliso and a goal from Mfundo Thikazi handed Royal a comfortable 4-1 victory over Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, September 18, 2021 as Sifiso Hlanti’s 74th minute goal proved to be a consolation.
Possible Starting Lineup:
Royal AM: Hugo Nyame, Mzwanele Mahashe, Thato Lingwati, Lesego Manganyi, Lantshene Phalane, Tshidiso Monamodi, Sera Motebang, Victor Letsoalo, Menzi Masuku, Tebogo Potsane, Ndumiso Mabena.
Kaizer Chiefs: Daniel Akpeyi, Daniel Cardoso, Siyabonga Ngezana, Thabani Dube, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, Reeve Frosler, Njabulo Blom, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Happy Mashiane, Bernard Parker, Leonardo Castro.