Twitter.com/KaizerChiefs” target=”_blank”>Kaizer Chiefs visit Royal AM at Chartsworth Stadium in their opening league match of the season on Saturday evening.
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Kick-off is scheduled for 17:30.
The Glamour Boys head into this titanic clash with revenge playing in their minds after Royal AM took six points off them last season.
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Under John Maduka’s tutelage, Royal AM hammered Chiefs 4-1 in the first round of the season before beating them 1-0 in the return leg.
And those two results left the majority of Amakhosi fans furious as they didn’t expect to lose from the ‘PSL rookies’ twice in one season.
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Now, with all the changes made, Chiefs have a new belief to end Royal AM’s dominance over them this season, starting from Saturday.
Chiefs have a new technical team led by Arthur Zwane while they have eight new players with 12 from last season having been released.
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At least five of those eight new signings are likely starters against Royal AM, and they are Yusuf Maart, Ashley du Preez, Siyethemba Sithebe, Dillan Solomons and Zitha Kwinika.
As Zwane confirmed this week, Chiefs will face Royal AM without THREE of their stars in suspended Phathutshedzo Nange and the injured duo of S’fiso Hlanti and Sibusiso Mabiliso.
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Royal AM, on the other hand, will be without former Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic who recently suffered an injury and missed the latter stage of pre-season.
It will be interesting to see how Royal AM maneuver around the absence of their last season’s top goalscorer Victor Letsoalo who was sold to Sekhukhune United.
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Furthermore, the spotlight will be on the three co-coaches – Khabo Zondo, Dan Malesela and Abram Nteo – to see how they work as a team.
Khama Billiat delivers media duties from Naturena. Image: @SoccerLaduma / Twitter
HOW TO WATCH THE ROYAL AM VS KAIZER CHIEFS MATCH ON TV
This encounter between Royal AM and Kaizer Chiefs will be screened LIVE on SuperSport PSL channel 202 at 17:30.
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The SABC Sport will not broadcast the match on any of their TV channels as they don’t have the rights to screen the encounter.
However, The South African website will have you covered with a live blog before the match and a comprehensive match report after the final whistle.
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