After kicking the season off in Durban when they faced Royal AM back in August, Kaizer Chiefs are in the Banana City once again to begin the second round of matches in the 2022/23 DStv Premiership campaign with a tantalising clash against AmaZulu FC at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday.
With the first half of the season completed, Chiefs and AmaZulu will use the remaining 15 games to try and improve their positions on the log, with the matches are coming thick and fast between January and May.
Both teams are reeling from losing their matches over the weekend. Chiefs dropped points against Sekhukhune, while Usuthu lost 2-0 to Royal AM in the KwaZulu-Natal derby on Sunday.
Friday’s game will be the two teams’ fourth official meeting of the current season. They met in the league in September and then faced off in two MTN8 semi-final encounters. All three matches were drawn, which makes this game a must-win for both Chiefs and AmaZulu.
Amakhosi were last in Durban just over a week ago when they beat Golden Arrows 2-0 at the same venue. The Phefeni Glamour Boys will want a repeat of the result, as they desperately need three points following Saturday’s disappointment.
Chiefs are still in 4th position on the DStv Premiership log, with 24 points after 15 matches. The hosts, AmaZulu, are 12th, with 18 points collected from 15 games.
With some players recovering from injuries, coach Arthur Zwane is expected to have more options in his team selection for this important match.
Tickets for the match will cost R60 and are available from TicketPro online, as well as Spar Supermarkets, Sasol filling stations and Boxer Supermarkets. Supporters can go to www.ticketpros.co.za to find an outlet near them.
The match kicks off at 19:30 on Friday, 13th January at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.