Last season’s top-two face off as Kaizer Chiefs host Mamelodi Sundowns in the first round of the DSTV Premiership at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Emotions will be riding high in this encounter seeing as the Amakhosi lost the title to Sundowns right at the death last season.
Therefore pride amongst other matters will be top of mind for Gavin Hunt who started life in the reigns on a winning note against Maritzburg United in the MTN8 quarter-finals last Sunday.
The opposite trio in Manqoba Mngqithi, Rhulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela weren’t so fortunate after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic in the same tournament.
Hunt will have Lebogang Manyama back from suspension along with Willard Katsande, while Tebogo Langerman sits out for Sundowns.
Gaston Sirino’s lone strike in the reverse fixture last season was enough to separate the sides, and in hindsight propelled Masandawana to go all the way in the end.
Kick-off is at 15h30.
Chiefs: Khune, Frosler, Cardoso, Mphahlele, Sasman, Katsande, Manyama, Ngcobo, Billiat, Castro, Parker
Subs: Bvuma, Baccus, Ntshangase, Zulu, Ngezana, Mashiane, Blom, Sifama, Lesako
Sundowns: Onyango, Morena, Lakay, Nascimento, Madisha, Jali, Coetzee, Kekana, Erasmus, Zwane, Shalulile.
Subs: Mweene, Mudau, Lebusa, Maluleka, Mvala, Modiba, Domingo, Mkhulise, Maboe.