Kaizer Chiefs get the 2018/19 MTN8 competition underway with a tricky home fixture against Free State Stars at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Amakhosi have had a horrendous start to the season after playing to a 1-1 draw against Mamelodi Sundowns in their opening league fixture before been hammered 3-1 in their league encounter by Bidvest Wits on Tuesday.
Giovanni Solinas will come up against his former charges and will have his work cut out especially after Ea Lla Koto upset Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals last season.
The home side will therefore have revenge locked in the back of their minds when they host Stars and will hope to give Amakhosi fans something to smile about.
Luc Eymael’s men come into this match after a 2-1 win over Maritzburg United in midweek and are looking to pile the pressure on a Chiefs side that are yet to record a win this season.
The Bethlehem outfit have already tasted cup success last season and will hope that a win against Chiefs take them closer to another chance of tasting early cup victory in the form of Wafa Wafa.
The two sides have already met in a preseason tournament this season with Chiefs claiming a 6-5 penalty shootout win to successfully defend their Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup title.