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Football | Absa Premiership

George Lebese, Tefu Mashamaite and Josta Dladla © Backpagepix

Chiefs on top spot mission



After being dethroned at the summit of the table by Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs will look to reclaim their place when they face Free State Stars at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night in an Absa Premiership match, kick-off at 8:15pm.

Chiefs, who have been at the top of the table since the first day of the league, have now been disposed to second place after their scoreless draw with Mamelodi Sundowns this past Tuesday coupled with Orlando Pirates’ 1-0 victory over SuperSport United 24-hours later.

The Amakhosi have 36 points from 17 games with 10 victories and six draws. Their only dent so far has been the loss to Platinum Stars who are just a point and a place behind the Glamour Boys.

Chiefs’ young midfielder Lucky Baloyi is adamant that his side can reclaim top spot after this weekend’s fixtures.

“We did not play well against Sundowns this past week. Maybe it is because we had not played as unit in a long time and it showed,” explained Baloyi.

“But on Saturday we would have composed ourselves and put our minds in the right frame.

“Stars won their game this past week and they now have confidence heading into our match, but we desperately need the points.

“We want to reclaim the number one spot because we have been used to that position and we feel that it is rightfully ours.”

Steve Komphela’s side have been one of the most consistent sides in the league and have gone unnoticed in their pursuit for league honours.

The Ea Lla Koto are currently placed in fourth position with 28 points from 17 matches, nine points adrift of leaders Pirates. They have won an impressive seven matches with the same amount of draws too, suffering just three defeats in all.

Noah Chivuta has warned football fans that his side is serious about pushing the top teams hard in the second round of the season and they won’t be resting on their laurels after the midweek win over Chippa United at Charles Mopeli.

“We will be sticking to the same game plan that has been successful for us. We won’t be heading to the match just to play for a point, but we will take the match to Chiefs and play the type of football that we know and enjoy,” the 29-year old said.

“The pressure is on them because they are trying to get back to the top of the league whilst we are just focusing on what we have been focusing on throughout the season. They have a new target to achieve whilst we have the usual.”

When asked whether the match will be played at the same tempo that saw both sides play to a goalless draw in Bethlehem in the first round, the former Bidvest Wits player concluded saying:

“It is not like it is raining goals in the PSL in every match. Sides always employ the cautious approach but hopefully we will see some goals over the weekend.”

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