With the title run-in already gaining momentum, Kaizer Chiefs face a daunting task in consolidating their position at the top of the Absa Premiership standings, with other teams breathing down their necks.
The Glamour Boys have dropped crucial points in their past two matches, and we now look at their next five upcoming league matches that could prove pivotal in their chase for their first major silverware in over four seasons.
v Orlando Pirates – February 29 (FNB Stadium)
The biggest spectacle on the local football calendar back in November saw Chiefs ran out 3-2 winners in a very scintillating fixture, and the reverse clash is set to provide more fireworks with both teams sitting position number one and two on the log standings respectively.
v AmaZulu – March 7 (FNB Stadium)
Chiefs ran out convincing 2-0 victors in the first fixture in KwaZulu-Natal, but will face a stern test this time around as Usuthu are currently rooted at the base of the league standings and would want to avoid relegation by all means.
v Bidvest Wits – March 18 (FNB Stadium)
With the Clever Boys having been involved in CAF club competition this term, both teams are yet to face off in all competitions during this campaign.
v Polokwane City – March 21 (Peter Mokaba Stadium)
Rise and Shine became the first team to inflict a defeat on Amakhosi this campaign, which was a narrow 1-0 win for the Limpopo outfit at FNB Stadium.
v Bloemfontein Celtic – April 5 (Dr Molemela Stadium)
The two teams have already faced off this season, with the tie ending in an eight-goal thriller at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which saw Samir Nurkovic net a hat-trick as they ran out 5-3 victors.