Posted in News on Feb 28, 2002.
Chiefs, after losing three on the trot, bounced back with an emphatic 3-1 victory over hoodoo team Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday while United, who have been on song since Pitso Mosimane took over, were humbled 2-0 by log-leaders Santos.
Chiefs' spokesman Putco Mafani Thursday said their bad spell has now ended.
"Supersport were the ones who started our winter when they beat us 3-2 at home. Now that our luck is back we are sure to exploit it and avenge that loss.
"Our turning point was in fact our game against Santos even though we did not score goals and now we are going to Rand Stadium and this is the date we are looking forward to."
Chiefs have edged into the top eight and Mafani said they would love to be amongst the top four teams.
"Realistically the league seems quite far from us but at least if we finish in the top four, with four trophies that would be better.
"There is still a room for improvement but there is great determination, the tactical discipline is back and our physical and mental fitness is fine."
United coach Pitso Mosimane said his young charges were looking forward to clashing with a relatively inexperienced Chiefs outfit.
"We are just going to play our usual game, have fun and if the league comes our way, we'll take it and if we don't, it does not matter because we have done well this season."
Mosimane said he would be without seasoned midfielder John Moeti who received a red card against Santos.
Also on Sunday, in-form Sundowns take on an Ajax Cape Town still smarting from their recent loss, at Newlands Stadium.
Sundowns, who will be playing their 24th match, appear to be on their way to capturing their fourth PSL title, after their 4-2 win against Ria Stars in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Ajax, whose form has declined of late, look likely to miss the top eight berth for the first time since their arrival in the elite league.
On Saturday defending champions Orlando Pirates host Manning Rangers at KaNyamazane Stadium in Nelspruit.
Both these teams' defenders will have their work cut out when they try to contain the free scoring strikers who are competing for top goalscorer in the form of Pirates' Lesley "Slow Poison" Manyathela and Ishmael "Bazooka" Maluleke.
Classic v Wits University, Makhulong, 3:30pm
AmaZulu v Black Leopards, Princess Magogo, 3:30pm
Bush Bucks v Moroka Swallows, Absa, 3:30pm
Lamontville Golden Arrows v Hellenic, King Zwelithini, 3:30pm
Jomo Cosmos v Santos, Milpark, 3:30pm