Inside Chiefs ahead of Sundowns clash

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Kaizer Chiefs will aim to clinch a statement victory over DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday - take a look inside their preparations at the Village.

Amakhosi and Sundowns previously faced each other this season in an MTN8 encounter which ended in a 2-2 draw before the Tshwane giants eventually won on penalties.

Ahead of their first league meeting for the 2021/22 season, there is a clear sense of optimism brewing within the Chiefs camp under Stuart Baxter and his new-look squad.

Both Sundowns and Chiefs have four points from their opening two games and ahead of the clash, Baxter admitted the preparation has been affected by the FIFA international break and revealed what they have been focusing on improving.

Scroll through the gallery above to see inside Chiefs preparations in training this week

"The challenge is working on team things when you don't have the complete team, so you start breaking down into smaller units you know," Baxter said in the pre-match press conference.

"But one of the things that we've worked on, well, we've worked on every aspect of the game but what we want to do is make sure we're more difficult to play against in terms of being more efficient closing down spaces that opponents want.

"The efficiency of us to pick our way through an established defence, that's something we need to get better at. We've looked to tweak the system a little bit, changing the shape of the team when we defending to be able to break out a bit more expansively."

The Soweto giants will face off against the defending champions on Sunday afternoon at Loftus Versveld Stadium (17:00).

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