Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to build on their impressive midweek win when they travel to the Charles Mopeli Stadium to take on Free State Stars in an Absa Premiership match on Saturday afternoon, kick-off at 15h30.
Chiefs recorded back-to-back wins in the league for the first time this season as they beat Polokwane City 4-1 in midweek, this comes after they had beat Bidvest Wits 2-1 three weeks ago.
Amakhosi are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 18 points from 10 matches.
They have claimed four points from as many matches on the road in this campaign.
Their only two defeats this season have come away from home, at SuperSport United and Ajax Cape Town. Chiefs’ winger George Lebese who provided two assists in the match against City says that they are aware of Stars’ weaknesses and hope to exploit them on the weekend.
“It is always a tough match against them (Stars) especially away from home,” said the 24-year-old Mamelodi born player.
“We know what sort of game they play and how they will come at us. They are certainly not a team that is a closed book and that makes us well prepared for whatever threat they could pose.
“Our win against Polokwane has given us the momentum to do well this weekend.”
Stars played to a 1-1 draw at home to AmaZulu in their last league outing and have just picked up eight points from a possible 15 in five home matches so far this season.
Ea Lla Koto are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 12 points from 10 matches.
Stars midfielder Mongezi Bobe hopes that they take advantage of Chiefs’ shortcomings.
“The last game Chiefs played before their game against Polokwane City they didn’t do well,” Bobe said referring to Chiefs’ 1-0 loss to Platinum Stars in the semifinals of the Telkom Knockout.
“So we are looking at that as a confidence booster. Chiefs are a big team and they are expected to win most matches, but we will give them a run for their money.
“On our side we haven’t been collecting enough points and especially at home, we want to get our campaign back on track and how better than to do it against a team like Chiefs.”
Bobe feels that his side have learnt from their mistakes against Chiefs earlier this season where they let a 1-0 lead slip with just less than five minutes remaining in their Telkom Knockout quarterfinal match. It was an encounter that they went on to lose on penalties.
“We have learnt and moved on from that game,” added the former Black Leopards captain.
“We’ve learnt that when playing against teams like Chiefs, we have to take our opportunities because they take theirs.”