The Brazilians currently sit 15 points ahead of the Glamour Boys, however Stuart Baxter’s side could potentially have four games in hand.
Alternatively, Kaizer Chiefs could lose out on six points if they fail to overturn the league’s decision regarding the two matches they missed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases at Naturena late last year.
Stuart Baxter however is ready to be called ‘fool’ after revealing his thoughts on the looming sprint to the finish line in the DStv Premiership.
Kaizer Chiefs are NOT out of the title race says Stuart Baxter
“I run the risk of being branded a complete fool for thinking this but the two games that we couldn’t play could go anywhere, we don’t know what is going to happen regarding that situation,” Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter told reporters.
“We have to keep putting pressure on Sundowns, if we are given those two games to play then that’s a potential six points which takes us closer to them.
“We still have to play Mamelodi Sundowns again and if we can beat them in that game and keep breathing down their neck then maybe they’ll drop a few more points. They’re engaged on more than one front and they know that it’s their league to lose.
“What Kaizer Chiefs are going to do is to keep breathing down their necks as hard as we can and for as long as we can so that when we get to play them that game actually means something.
“I know we could lose our next game and then all hope goes out the window, that’s a possibility. But as a Chiefs coach, every win we get prolongs the possibility of us catching them.”
Catching up with Mamelodi Sundowns may be a step too far for Stuart Baxter’s Kaizer Chiefs but the Glamour Boys are indeed on course to qualify for continental football next season, provided they establish a female team before that!