TS Galaxy head into their DStv Premiership clash against Kaizer Chiefs brimming with confidence as they are unbeaten in their opening two league matches of the new season and the Rockets will undoubtedly back themselves to pull off an upset at FNB Stadium this evening (kickoff at 19:30).
Under the leadership of Dan Malesela, they have managed to collect four points in two matches, playing out to a 1-1 draw with fellow rookies Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) before beating AmaZulu 1-0 in their most recent match.
This will be the first topflight league meeting between Chiefs and TS Galaxy as the last time the two sides met, it ended in tears for the Soweto giants in the 2019 Nedbank Cup final.
Malesela will need a couple of his players to step up and have big performances.
Here are the Galaxy players who are likely to shine against Chiefs.
As they say, ‘You cannot buy experience’. The veteran winger, at the aged of 35; is still capable and a real handful for defenders as he has already managed to provide an assist in two matches for Galaxy this season.
Mbatha, who ended the 2019/20 season with eight assists in 33 matches for the now-defunct Highlands Park has made a strong start to the new season. Blessed with blistering pace and experience he will be looking to continue with his good form and cause trouble for the out-of-sorts and leaky Chiefs defence.
Lekay enjoyed a dream debut in South Africa’s topflight recently at Mbombela Stadium against AmaZulu as the striker notched up the winner for the Rockets.
The 23-year-old marksman is the player to watch out for in the Galaxy forward line and if his Premiership debut is anything to go by, he will be a menace for the Chiefs defence.
Mogaila will pose a threat to the hosts’ defence with his runs and unpredictable attacking style. The right-winger caused havoc for AmaZulu and TTM as he drew the opponents out of position with his clever movement and skills.
Galaxy will be looking at Mogaila to create goal opportunities for the likes of Lekay upfront.
Chiefs have conceded six goals in their last three games and a tricky player like Mogaila is likely to add to the Soweto giants woes as they will likely have a torrid time trying to stop him.
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By FARPost Reporter