Kaizer Chiefs could face a huge drop in the DStv Premiership standings if they fail to honour their second consecutive league fixture, this time away to Golden Arrows.
Chiefs currently occupy fourth place in the league standings on 22 points after 13 matches played, but could drop all the way down to seventh position if they fail to honour Wednesday's fixture at the Princess Magogo Stadium.
The club has been rocked by a major Covid-19 outbreak which has affected no fewer than 31 of the Amakhosi's personnel, and which saw last weekend's scheduled match against Cape Town City abandoned after the team failed to show.
A second consecutive no-show would see Chiefs slide down the standings while it also remains a distinct possibility that the club could face a fine and a further points deduction for every match missed.
The Soweto giants would have slid from second position on the log down to seventh in just two rounds of fixtures.
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While it remains to be seen whether or not the Soweto giants will be able to field an XI to face Arrows on Wednesday, Abafana Bes'thende have confirmed that preparations are underway as usual to host Stuart Baxter's side.
"We've got a scheduled fixture against Kaizer Chiefs so we've been undergoing our usual preparations for Wednesday's clash," Arrows' media officer Vusumuzi Vilikazi told Kickoff.com.
"All preparations have been underway as they usually do for any other match. We know no other information to the contrary."
Meanwhile, reports have circulated that Chiefs are planning to throw together a makeshift squad in a bid to avoid a repeat of last weekend's debacle, but the club has remained tight-lipped on the issue ahead of the encounter
"The last update issued on Friday is the last we are prepared to make. If a new one becomes available it will be circulated," Chiefs media officer Vina Maphosa added.
Scroll through the gallery to see some other Chiefs matches that were abandoned over the years