By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
WHEN Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars face each other in their forthcoming Absa Premiership clash, they will have one thing in common, and that is to win and move closer to the top of the log.
The mighty Amakhosi welcome Ea Lla Koto on Saturday night at the FNB Stadium in the league match which they have to win at all cost to narrow the gap between themselves and pacesetters, SuperSport United whom Chiefs are trailing with four points. Kick-Off is at 8.15pm
Having beaten Mamelodi Sundowns in their last league match played at the Loftus Stadium which they won 1-0, a courtesy goal of Thomas Sweswe, Chiefs (third on the log with 24 points) goes to this match highly motivated, knowing that another victory over their visitors while at the same time crossing their fingers that the Tshwane derby between Sundowns and SuperSport United finishes in a draw could see them even closer to climbing to the top of the log.
If the previous records is anything to go by, then the Naturena-based side are guaranteed the maximum points as they have had a better part of Stars whom they have beaten 14 times of which eight of those matches were won at home in their last 23 matches which saw the Free State side having recorded only three wins while the other six matches ended in draws since 1996.
Last season Chiefs bagged four points in their league matches after winning 1-0 in the first round before they could played to a 1-1 draw in the second round, and it remain to be seen if they will repeat their best against the improved Stars who are lying second on the log with 24 points.
Bad news though is that the Vladimir Vermezovic’s coached side will be minus former captain, Jimmy Tau who is on suspension.
Meanwhile Kaizer Chiefs and Sports Focus are giving away double tickets to ten lucky readers to watch this match.
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How many points did Kaizer Chiefs collect against Free State Stars last season.
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Winners will be contacted via e-mail no later than 5pm on Friday, December 16.