Kaizer Chiefs will host a wounded Lamontville Golden Arrows on Sunday at Peter Mokaba stadium.
The last time the two sides met, Amakhosi emerged with a 2-0 victory.
Come Sunday, they will be looking to continue where they left off against Maritzburg United, by adding to Abafana bes’thende’s woes.
Golden Arrows are on 13th position on the log, four points away from the automatic relegation spot, and they will be looking to snatch away all the three points at Peter Mokaba, and move up to a safer position.
If they fancy their chances against Arthur Zwane’s men, no one can really blame them, as nothing much separates the two sides when it comes to their last five matches head-to-head statistics.
They have won two games each, with one ending in a draw.
While Amakhosi are favorites going into this game, their lack of consistency might rare its ugly head, something Arthur Zwane would be hoping to avoid after his side’s three match unbeaten run, which has yielded a rarity for Amakhosi, three clean sheets.
“We’re always looking for that [consistency]. And unfortunately, we haven’t been lucky when it comes to that,” Zwane told the media recently.
“We’ve been unfortunate due to injuries as I’ve been saying. But we don’t have a choice, we gonna have to soldier on and focus on the positives.”
Amakhosi players know the importance of keeping their winning momentum going, with the hotly contested second spot on their minds.
“Obviously it won’t be easy, Golden Arrows like to play, like to build from the back, it’s our home game we need to get maximum points and playing in Polokwane, our supporters are coming to support since we playing there. I think we will do our best and get the three points.” said Chiefs midfielder, Sithebe.
Lamontville Golden Arrows Leaky defense.
While Kaizer Chiefs have conceded six goals in their last five league outings, scoring only two,
Arrows’ defensive record is a total red flag going into Sunday’s encounter.
They have conceded twelve goals in their last five games, managing to score only five.
It will take close to a miracle for them to keep Amakhosi at bay.
The Saile, and Du Preez factor.
With Arrows defense leaking goals, Kaizer Chiefs new hitmen, and his partner in crime, Ashley Du Preez, might look forward to a field day at Peter Mokaba.
And Basomboli has made his intentions clear.
“We’ve got another game on Sunday [against Golden Arrows] and I have to score a lot more goals for this team. As a forward you always want to get off the mark when you join a new club because that is what they brought you to do so,” said Saile.
Now that he has smelled some blood, he is going for the kill.
“When the coach told me I was starting in the next game, it gave me a lot of confidence and now that I scored a goal I want to go out and score more.
“I’m looking forward to playing there again. I have a good memory from my first game there. It’s a beautiful stadium and the supporters were fantastic and we are going to give 100% for them this Sunday,” he concluded.
What are the fan’s thoughts on Sunday’s game?
El Capitano, A Kaizer Chiefs fan who usually does some great analysis of their games on Twitter, had this to say about the Arrows match:
“The last time we played Arrows we let them have the ball more and that resulted in Khune becoming Man of the Match, we did not press them well up field and in midfield with the defence absorbing a lot of pressure.
“Our last game, however, had a different outlook with the team playing with high intensity and not giving Maritzburg United any space to build from the back or rotate the ball in our own half. On the other hand Arrows has conceded 7 goals in their last 3 games, we conceded nothing in 3 games. If we keep the kind of commitment, persistence and tactical flexibility vs Arrows that we showed vs Maritzburg United, this time, take our chances early then we will complete a double over them. It’s our home game, we have good records at Peter Mokaba, I vouch for the Glamour Boys to build on the persistence shown vs a resilient Maritzburg United to get maximum points.” El Capitano (@izodlalaiTv)
All signs point to a Kaizer Chiefs victory, but with football, you can never know, Abafana bes’thende might have a thing or two to say about the outcome come the end of the game.
Kickoff is at 15:30