Kaizer Chiefs’ quest to secure a top eight log finish will continue when they host Cape Town City on Wednesday evening at FNB Stadium. Kick-off is at 5pm.
Chiefs are sitting in 10th position – 21 points behind champions-elect Mamelodi Sundowns, who visit high-riding AmaZulu in an earlier kickoff.
With nine games to go, Amakhosi, who have acquired 25 points from 21 games, will need at least 15 points to guarantee a top eight finish.
After doing well in the CAF Champions League by reaching the quarterfinals, the focus now is on repeating the same performances on the domestic front.
Last week they were held to a one-all draw by Baroka and they will be hoping to make it a double over City.
Wednesday marks exactly a month since Chiefs’ last league victory – over rivals Orlando Pirates on March 21. Since then they have seen two consecutive draws against Stellenbosch and Baroka.
Ahead of Wednesday’s game, Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso spoke about the importance of qualifying for next season’s top eight competition.
“Everyone wants that top eight finish, and it is coming towards that time when you have to get the points to get you into the top eight,” he said.
Winger Dumisani Zuma, who has been plagued by injuries recently, said he was feeling much better and was looking forward to the game.
“I think so far I am doing good. My injuries aren’t bothering me for now. My problem at the moment is my match fitness, but I think because I am regularly training with the team everything will be back to normal,” he said.
“I also think having played the past few games my confidence is also back, especially after the last game, where I was able to help the team qualify for the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League.”