A chance for Kaizer Chiefs to top ABSA Premiership

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Kaizer Chiefs have a chance to leapfrog to the top of the ABSA Premiership log when they take on rookies Highlands Park, in a crucial match scheduled for Makhulong Stadium on Tuesday night.

Amakhosi won three matches back-to-back in September, and defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele says it is all thanks to their supporters.

In the space of seven days, Kaizer Chiefs secured three victories in September. They have gone from a bad start to a promising performance in the Premiership League.

Amakhosi are now third on the log with thirteen points after eight matches. They are just behind Bidvest Wits on goal difference and Orlando Pirates who are leading the pack. Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas says he has depth in the team.

“We have a lot of players in the squad, we have good players so the competition to play is very important,  every player can play so this is good because Kaizer Chiefs is a big club,  they need not only 11 players,  I need the good players also in the bench.”

Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele has attributed their sudden rise to the top five of the ABSA Premiership log to Amakhosi fans.

“They’ve been brilliant, the supporters and this is for them. We play for them, every game we want to make them happy but I’m just happy for the team after the slow start we had. We’ve picked ourselves up and we just have to be consistent and be level headed and keep winning, so we are happy.”

Meanwhile, in another match on Tuesday night, Cape Town City welcomes Bidvest Wits at the Cape Town Stadium. Wits are still licking their wounds after they lost to Polokwane City by a solitary goal.

City on the other hand, comes on the back of a crucial 2-all draw against Orlando Pirates, and victory in the MTN 8 final. AmaZulu take on Maritzburg United at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

Polokwane City hosts SuperSport United at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

All matches start at 7:30 PM.