One is playing for pride and the other for survival; the question on everyone's lips as AmaTuks prepare to host Kaizer Chiefs at the Tuks Stadium is ... which stripes will emerge victorious at the end of 90 minutes?
AmaTuks are sitting in 14th position on the log with 21 points from 25 matches. They were unable to put some distance between themselves and Jomo Cosmos after they drew 1-all with Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium last week. In the previous three results at home however, AmaTuks lost 1-0 to Orlando Pirates, then came back to beat Chippa United 3-0 but then suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Ajax Cape Town.
Kaizer Chiefs on the other hand are sitting in 4th position on the log with 41 points from 25 matches. In their previous three results on the road they beat Bidvest Wits 1-0 at the Bidvest Stadium, then lost 2-0 to Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium; then drew 2-2 with Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Mbombela Stadium.
In the previous three encounters between the two teams on AmaTuks' home turf; AmaTuks won once and AmaKhosi won twice. AmaTuks got the better of Kaizer Chiefs in the 2012/2013 season, beating them 1-0 at th Mbombela Stadium, then Kaizer Chiefs came back in the 2013/2014 season to beat AmaTuks 1-0 and repeated the feat in the 2014/2015 season at the Tuks Stadium. AmaTuks have no suspensions but there are some injury concerns over Thabo Mosadi as well as stalwart Tebogo Monyai, who scored the equalising goal when Kaizer Chiefs hosted AmaTuks at the FNB Stadium in September. Kaizer Chiefs will be without William Twala due to suspension.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 19h30 on Wednesday night and tickets for the match can be purchased at all Computicket outlets