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March 19, 2022

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Chiefs targeting 3rd win on the spin against Arrows

Chiefs targeting 3rd win on the spin against Arrows

Kaizer Chiefs' Reeve Frosler right

Story highlights

  • Amakhosi are now unbeaten in their last four outings
  • Abafana Bes'thende suffered their second defeat in three matches

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KAIZER Chiefs will continue their quest for Caf Champions League football when they take on Golden Arrows in a DStv Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.

Stuart Baxter's side claimed the Soweto derby spoils when they beat arch-rivals Orlando Pirates 2-1 a fortnight ago to record their third win in four games.

Amakhosi are now unbeaten in their last four outings and will attempt to leapfrog Royal AM into second position, if only for 24 hours, with Thwihli Thwahla in action on Sunday against Stellenbosch.

Runners-up is the best that Chiefs can hope for as they trail Mamelodi Sundowns by 16 points. Keagan Dolly is just taking it one game at a time, however, with Arrows his immediate concern.

"It's still early," Dolly said. "There are still a few games to go and a lot can change during those games. For us, we just need to focus on each game, and that starts with Golden Arrows again."

Abafana Bes'thende suffered their second defeat in three matches as they squandered an early lead to lose 2-1 to Chippa United last time out.

The KZN outfit have picked up just one victory from their last seven encounters and could finish outside the top eight if their form doesn't improve in the final third of the campaign.

Arrows head coach Lehlohonolo Seema admits they were made to pay for their wastefulness against the Chilli Boys and has urged his players to start putting away their chances or risk more disappointment.

"The second half we looked like scoring but we could not get the goals and that has been our Achilles' (heel)," Seema said. "The sooner the better we realise that chances when the team is like that [there for the taking] we need to finish it as quickly as possible."

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

KAIZER CHIEFS

Khama Billiat: The Zimbabwean is enjoying his most productive season for Chiefs, with a late winner against Baroka taking his tally to six goals - one more than he managed in his debut campaign for the Soweto giants. Billiat is not only the club's top scorer this term, he also leads the league in assists with six from 17 appearances.

Keagan Dolly: The attacking midfielder has been another one of Chiefs' star performers since returning to South Africa last year after a four-year spell in France. Dolly has contributed six goals and four assists in 18 league outings, although he hasn't found the back of the net in five games.

GOLDEN ARROWS

Knox Mutizwa: The Zimbabwean celebrated his return to the starting line-up against Maritzburg United on February 25 with a match-winning brace and retained his place in the team for the visit of Chippa on March 6. Mutizwa is sitting on four goals this season, one behind top scorer Michael Gumede. DStv Premiership News

 

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