Kaizer Chiefs will bring the curtain down on 2023 with an away fixture against Sekhukhune United at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday evening.
The match is also the last one before the league takes a hiatus for the Afcon tournament which is scheduled to take place from 13 January to 11 February 2024 in Ivory Coast.
On the other hand, Saturday’s match against Babina Nolo is Chiefs’ first of the second round after playing 15 matches this season.
When they met in the first round at Moses Mabhida Stadium in September, Chiefs were 2-1 winners, with Edson Castillo and Edmilson Dove finding the the net for Amakhosi.
Cavin Johnson’s side have been victorious in their last three encounters, collecting nine points in the process, and will be keen to do the double over Sekhukhune this season. Three points will help the Glamour Boys climb up the log should they make it four wins on the trot.
Their last win, over Richards Bay, saw Chiefs remain in 6th position on the log with 23 points from 15 games. Sekhukhune lost their last league match, against AmaZulu, followed by another loss in the Confederation Cup against Stade Malien. They are currently 14th after as many matches, with 17 points in the pocket.
Chiefs were without Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Zitha Kwinika, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe and Keagan Dolly in their last match and the coach will assess their fitness ahead of the game.
Tickets for the important match are available online through www.computicket.co.za or Computicket outlets, Checkers and Shoprite Supermarkets at R60 per ticket.
The clash between Sekhukhune and Chiefs kicks off at 20:00 on Saturday, 30 December at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.