But as good as they have been in recent weeks, coach Muhsin Ertugral knows they need to keep winning if they are to close the seven-point gap between themselves and League leaders SuperSport United.
This match against Moroka Swallows at Olympia Park on Saturday is Chiefs’ game in hand and with an injection of new blood into the squad, Ertugral has every reason to believe his side should have the beating of Swallows.
Part of the reason is that Swallows have been so inconsistent this season, following up impressive victories with frustrating defeats or draws.
They have been inactive for the past two weeks, but will draw confidence from their 1-0 win over Ajax, as well as their 2-0 defeat of Chiefs in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
National Under-20 star Phumelele Bhengu was the star on that day, scoring a brace, and he returns from a series of impressive showings at the African Youth Championships is Rwanda.
Kick off is at 20h15.
WHAT THEY SAY …
Muhsin Ertugral, Kaizer Chiefs coach “It will be a major milestone for us if we can beat Swallows as regards challenging for the championship.
“I was delighted to have signed Dladla along with Ntuka and Nale. All three will make the world of difference and help us push for the championship.
“But I have not decided yet on Dladla, whether he will start or not but, having said that, he will give us an extra option." Courtesy of Sapa
Zeca Marques, Moroka Swallows assistant coach “We know what to expect and what we are in for. This is a massive game for us. There is everything to play for as the league is wide open and there is nothing in the league race this season.
“We have 26 points and Chiefs 30, but we have a match in hand. A win takes us closer to the leaders and keep us where we want to be at this stage of the season.” Courtesy of Dispatch
INJURIES Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Zito Ogbonna, Jose Torrealba, Dominic Isaacs Swallows: Alton Meiring, Brent Geyer
SUSPENSIONS Chiefs: None Swallows: None