Leaders Chiefs look beyond Afcon break
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – WITH no league action for almost a fortnight owing to the Africa Cup of Nations Cup 2015 qualifiers, logleaders Kaizer Chiefs would be hopeful the recess does not affect their rhythm.
There will be no league action until the 13th of this month as qualification for the continent’s prime football tournament, scheduled for Morocco, gathers momentum.
At the resumption of the Absa Premiership, Chiefs will be keen to continue their winning streak when they host University of Pretoria.
Chiefs, who are leading the 16-team league log with a perfect 15 points from five outings would be eager to extend the gap between them and second placed Ajax Cape Town, who are lying second with 11 points from the same number of games played to date.
The Amakhosi have their work cut out against the Amatuks who lie 11th on the log standing have only managed five points from five league matches.
Elsewhere, fellow MTN 8 finalists, Orlando Pirates, who are lying 5th on top of the log appear to have found the right form at the right time. They face unpredictable Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium next week on the 13th as well.
Wits are no push overs considering that they are lying third on the league log table with 10 points from five league matches.
Second-placed Ajax Cape Town will host another unpredictable side Free State Stars.
Ajax, who appear to have hit the right rhythm since Roger de Sa took over the reins at the Mother City club will be looking forward to yet another victory at home.
In other league matches lined up for the same weekend, Maritzburg United will host Black Aces at Harry Gwala Stadium in Maritzburg in a match likely to go either way.
Struggling former champions SuperSport United will also host Platinum Stars at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria while Polokwane City will be entertaining AmaZulu at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
– CAJ News
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