Starting XI: Chiefs v Sundowns

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 13:  Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane  and Kaizer Chiefs assistant Dillon Sheppard during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 13: Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane and Kaizer Chiefs assistant Dillon Sheppard during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs will be eager to restore some pride when they host DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday night. 

DStv Premiership

Teams: Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns

Date: 21 January 2023

Venue: FNB Stadium

Time: 19h30

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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