Kaizer Chiefs will be eager to restore some pride when they host DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday night.
Teams: Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 21 January 2023
Venue: FNB Stadium
Amakhosi are under pressure to respond after back-to-back defeats, the last of which was a humiliating 4-0 loss to AmaZulu just over a week ago.
Arthur Zwane's charges sit fifth on the table with, 19 points behind Sundowns, with a game in hand.
Chiefs new signing Christian Saile Basomboli will not be available, as he will only officially start training next week.
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Sundowns, meanwhile, extended their winning streak to 11 matches after edging SuperSport United 1-0 in the Tshwane derby on Monday and equalled their own record they set in 2006/07 under former coach Gordon Igesund.
The Brazilians, 14 points clear at the top of the table, will set a new league record of consecutive victories if they beat Chiefs.
Sundowns have already put Chiefs to the sword this season after registering a 4-0 thrashing at Loftus Verselfd in August.
Here's how they line up:
Kaizer Chiefs: 16. Khune, 39. Frosler, 23. Hlanti, 3. Dove, 24. Kwinika, 37. Zwane, 6. Maart, 12. Ngcobo, 10. Dolly, 9. Du Preez, 38. Bimenyimana.
Subs: 1. Petersen, 20. Ngezana, 8. Sithebe, 22. Matlou, 19. Mashiane, 18. Solomons, 42. Shabalala, 46. Duba, 14. Sekgota.
Mamelodi Sundowns: 32. Williams, 25. Mudau, 17. Modiba, 20. Kekana, 34. Mvala, 4. Mokoena, 18. Zwane, 11. Allende, 35. Maema, 38. Shalulile, 33. Mailula.
Subs: 14. D.Onyango, 37. Ngobeni, 10. Sirino, 29. Ralani, 27. Morena, 24. Mbule, 21. Mkhulise, 26. Saavedra, 3. De Reuck
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