Still on a high from reaching the Nedbank Cup final, Kaizer Chiefs shift their focus to league action where they take on Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.
Both teams were in action in the semifinals over the weekend, where they experienced contrasting results, with Amakhosi triumphing over Chippa United while Abafana Besthende were stunned by first division outfit TS Galaxy.
Barely three days since taxing cup action, attention turns to the league where the Soweto giants are out of the title race -having failed to register a victory in their last three outings.
Sitting at seventh on the log with four matches left to play, Chiefs best bet is Caf Champions League qualification, as they still have a mathematical chance of finishing second, depending on Mamelodi Sundowns’ result against Chippa United.
According to coach Ernst Middendorp, his charges will be fresh enough to make a go for maximum points in Soweto.
“The match against Arrows will be another tough one, but we will be well prepared and ready to get the three points.”
The Glamour Boys meet a familiar foe in ex-mentor Steve Komphela, who was at the helm in Naturena for three seasons prior to the current campaign.
Despite an indifferent spell with the Soweto giants, the Bafana legend’s new charges seem to be responding well to his philosophy, and have climbed up to within a shot of a top-eight finish.
Arrows sit in ninth place on the log, and a victory on Tuesday could see them not only complete the league double over their illustrious opponents, but enter the top half of the table as well.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Golden Arrows: Head-to-head
Golden Arrows 2-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Golden Arrows 3-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Golden Arrows
Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Golden Arrows
Golden Arrows 0-2 Golden Arrows
Kick-off time and where to watch
Date: Tuesday, 23 April
Kick off: 19:30
Venue: FNB Stadium, Soweto
TV and live stream: Supersport 4