Coach Stuart Baxter has identified the match as a mentally tough one. “It is going to be a mentally tough one, isn’t?,” reacts Baxterafter the squad finished a light training session ahead of Saturday’s fixture.
Chiefs recorded their 13th victory of the league season when they beat Free State Stars 2-1 at home on Tuesday.
“We have to turn the burners in full one more time,” says Baxter. “You can’t think of the break at this stage. We have to work until the final whistle.”
The Amakhosi are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 43 points from 17 matches.
Chiefs and Aces have met in 31 league matches since 1985, winning 21 compared to five for AmaZayoni, while five matches have been drawn.
“Aces like to play and they can open you up if you’re not careful,” Baxter assesses his opponents.
Mandla Masango and Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s goals won it for Chiefs when the two sides met earlier this season.
Chiefs will face Bloemfontein Celtic, SuperSport United (both away) and Ajax Cape Town (home) when the league resumes after the 2015 Afcon in February.