Amakhosiin for a battle

IF MOROKA Swallows' performance against Maritzburg United last weekend was anything to go by then Kaizer Chiefs would be best advised to remain vigilant throughout the 90 minutes tonight.

IF MOROKA Swallows' performance against Maritzburg United last weekend was anything to go by then Kaizer Chiefs would be best advised to remain vigilant throughout the 90 minutes tonight.

Strange as it might sound, Chiefs - the visitors - seemed to have allowed Sundowns to dictate terms in their game last week but still managed to share the spoils after their 2-all draw.

Tonight Chiefs host Swallows at Orlando Stadium. Swallows are still on a high after defeating Maritzburg United 2-0 on Sunday.

Sparks should fly in this derby meeting of the Soweto giants at a venue that holds fond memories of previous encounters. Neither side needs motivation, this game itself is big enough to bring the best out of the two sides.

The last time they met was last season, with Swallows emerging victorious after beating Chiefs 2-1 at Rustenburg.

Chiefs captain Jimmy Tau says he is not worried that the Glamour Boys have yet to notch up a victory at Orlando Stadium.

"Our policy is to take one game at a time and the game against Swallows presents us with an opportunity to improve our position on the log," he said.

"Having not won at Orlando is not a big deal for us, we know it will soon come."

Tau said that they were prepared to face their former teammates Collins Mbesuma and David Radebe.

"Our focus is on Swallows as a team, not on individuals," he said.

Swallows defeated United at Dobsonville with two late goals after being reduced to 10 men. Radebe scored one of the goals.

Swallows captain Lefa Tsutsulupa said the timing could not be more perfect to play Chiefs.

"We cannot get carried away by our win against Maritzburg.

" If we can win our next four or five matches, then I would be able to say the pressure is off," said Tsutsulupa, who appealed for unconditional support from their fans.

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