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The Amakhosi’s eight-game run without defeat in all competitions came to an end earlier this month, as they were beaten on penalties by Free State Stars, but they do still have an impressive run going in the league.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 28: Khama Billiat of Sundowns celebrating his goal with Keagan Dolly during the MTN 8 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on August 28, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images)

Avoiding defeat against Masandawana on Saturday would see them go eight games unbeaten for just the second time since Steve Komphela’s arrival at Naturena, and for the first time since his opening months at the club.

As things stand, Chiefs currently find themselves in third place on the league table after eight games, and they could leap above Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United if results go their way this weekend.

However, recent history is not in the Glamour Boys’ favour when it comes to facing the Brazilians, with Komphela yet to beat them in three attempts since his arrival, and the club having only won one their last six games against Pitso Mosimane’s side.

The CAF champs host Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 15h30.

Other fixtures: Sat 19 Nov

Baroka vs SuperSport-Peter Mokaba Stadium: 15:30

Chippa Unit vs Cape Town City- Nelson Bay Stadium: 15:30

Pirates vs FS- Orlando Stadium: 18:00

Ajax CT vs Maritzburg Unit- Cape Town Stadium: 20:15

Steve Komphela, coach of Kaizer Chiefs and Pule Ekstein of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2015/16 Absa Premiership football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 03, 2015 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Dikwena vs Wits- Royal Bafokeng Stadium: 20:15

Sunday 20

Bloem Celtic vs Polokwane City – Dr Molemela Stadium: 15:30

Highlands Park vs Golden Arrows- Makhulong Stadium: 15:30

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