Chiefs to extend impressive Arrows record?


Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to extend an impressive record over Golden Arrows when the two sides meet at the FNB Stadium this weekend.

Having overcome bitter rivals Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby two weekends ago, Kaizer Chiefs will return to DStv Premiership action on Saturday when the club plays host to Golden Arrows.

The Amakhosi are unbeaten in their last five outings against Abafana Bes'thende which dates back to 2018 when Arrows recorded back-to-back victories over the Soweto giants.

Chiefs' current run includes a 3-2 win over Arrows towards the back-end of the 2020/21 campaign during a game in which Lebogang Manyama became the first-ever player to score a hat-trick in the fixture.

"To score a hat-trick at this huge club is an honour," Manyama said at the time. "There are not many players that do that, so I am honoured to be part of that. Hopefully, I can get more."

Manyama is among those who could feature again for Chiefs this weekend, although goalkeeper Brandon Petersen is likely to miss out after being declared injured by Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos earlier this week.

A further squad update is expected from coach Stuart Baxter later this week ahead of an encounter that could play a massive role in the club's hopes of mounting a late title challenge on rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

Sundowns are presently 16 points clear of the Glamour Boys at the top of the PSL standings but have played four more matches this season, meaning Chiefs can close that gap to just four points if they win their games in hand.

However, a looming case with the PSL disciplinary committee could have the final say on that matter after a then-Covid-hit Chiefs squad failed to honour fixtures against Cape Town City and Arrows in December.

Nonetheless, all attention will be on this weekend's encounter for Baxter & Co., who will be looking to rack up a third win in a row after victories over Pirates and Baroka FC in their two previous outings.

Arrows, meanwhile, will be hoping to record a morale-boosting upset after winning just one of their last eight matches across all competitions.

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