Downs to test Chiefs’ mettle

2014-11-22 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Kaizer Chiefs’ Absa Premiership title aspirations will face a test from reigning champions ­Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB ­Stadium this afternoon.

Chiefs maintained their unbeaten run to 10 league matches with a 2-1 away win over AmaZulu in their last league fixture.

The Soweto giants have claimed 13 points from a possible 15 in home matches this season and are the runaway log leaders this season with 28 points from 10 matches.

Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns played to a third successive league draw when they were held 0-0 at home by Black Aces in their last league outing. The Tshwane side have claimed 10 points from five away matches this season and are placed fifth on the Premiership log with 16 points from 10 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Sundowns have met in 58 league matches since 1985. The Amakhosi have 24 wins compared to 18 for the Brazilians, while 16 matches have been drawn.

Kick-off is at 3.30 pm and the match is telecast on SS4 and SABC 1.

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