Chiefs look to extend lead against Celtic

2014-02-19 14:57

After winning nine of their last 10 games, Chiefs will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league when they host a tricky Bloemfontein Celtic at the FNB Stadium tonight.

Chiefs’ winning streak came to an end when they were held 2-2 by Maritzburg United last week.

A victory for Amakhosi will increase the gap to nine points between them and second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who will have two games in hand after tonight.

Chiefs were boosted by the news of Kingston Nkhatha’s timely recovery from a niggling knee injury he sustained at the weekend in the CAF Champions League against Black Africa in Namibia.

The Zimbabwean has been in fine form for Amakhosi, scoring five goals in as many games.

But Chiefs will be without suspended right-back Kgotso Moleko who will serve out his second game.

Celtic will not be pushovers as they have not lost since the beginning of the year and have accumulated seven out of nine points.

Now, under former Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp, Celtic have won two and drew one of their past three games.

The departure of captain Thabo Nthethe to Sundowns has not affected their defensive organisation as they have not conceded any goals since he left last month.

The two teams played to a goalless draw in September.

In other games, Moroka Swallows host SuperSport United at Dobsonville Stadium while Mpumalanga Black Aces welcome AmaZulu at Mbombela Stadium.

All matches will kick off at 7.30pm.

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