Big night in PSL title race
Wednesday night sees Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs in Premier Soccer League action.
CAPE TOWN - After suffering back-to-back losses in the league, Kaizer Chiefs will be well aware of just how important a win against Polokwane City will be at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.
Their consecutive league losses are a trend the Amakhosi will hope to reverse, and can take solace in the fact that the last time these two teams met, the Glamour Boys ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.
Chiefs' media manager Vina Maphosa knows it won't be as easy this time around, given the current predicament that Polokwane City find themselves in.
"They are fighting off relegation and every team that we play against in the league or the amateur ranks, they pull out all the stops and come to us guns blazing."
In team news ahead of the clash, Chiefs defender Kgotso Moleko will miss the game after picking up an injury in the Nedbank Cup victory against Supersport United last week, while striker Knowledge Musona will undergo a late fitness test as he continues his attempts to shake off an ankle injury.
League leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who top the PSL standings by three points ahead of Chiefs, face a battle of their own when they take on high flying Mpumlanga Black Aces at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday night.
Aces public relations officer Gordon Masondo says the sixth-placed side will not be handing any points to Sundowns on a silver platter tonight, adding that a win would help their push towards meeting their season objectives.
"We will fight this battle through thick and thin. They not just going to have it on a silver platter, we also want the three points because we are very near to being in the top four so we are just not going to give it away."
Downs will be missing a few key players tonight, with both Lebohang 'Cheeseboy' Mokoena and Bongani Zungu suspended for the match.
Attacker Khama Billiat is out injured, while goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands is on the long-term injury list.
"Cheeseboy Mokoena and Bongani Zungu are not going to play tonight because of suspensions. Khama Billiat limped off the field against Pirates on the weekend, and it might take a while before he comes back to action and he'll be missed tonight. Wayne Sandilands also won't be there."
In other PSL fixtures tonight, Free State Stars host the University of Pretoria; Golden Arrows take on Bloemfontein Celtic; Amazulu are away to Platinum Stars; and Wits are at home to Moroka Swallows.