Kaizer Chiefs interim head coach Cavin Johnson wants his side to build on their recent win with a positive result against Mamelodi Sundowns on Thursday night.

Amakhosi have endured an inconsistent DStv Premiership campaign that sees the club currently occupy eighth place on the league standings.

They most recently saw off SuperSport United 2-1 at the weekend to end a run of three consecutive defeats.

A win for Chiefs could lift them up one place, while at the same time delaying Sundowns’ march to the 2023/24 title.

The Brazilians need just one more victory to be crowned South African top-flight champions for the seveth consecutive time.

Speaking ahead of the game, Johnson said in the Citizen: “We got a good result against SuperSport, but that does not give us an opportunity to rest on our laurels (against Sundowns). 

“I think it will be tough for both teams, but I hope whatever analysis we do, and according to the personnel available, on the pitch we are able to nullify them and we are able to win because it is our home game.”

The Chiefs coach has also, meanwhile, lauded Downs boss Rulani Mokwena for his impact at the club, with the pair having previously worked together while at Platinum Stars.

Johnson was Head of Youth in 2009 while Mokwena was coach of the Stars Under 19 team. 

The Chiefs boss added: “He has grown a lot. I like what I see from Rulani at the moment.

“One thing I do remember is myself and Rulani going to Germany and playing in a tournament, he was an assistant coach and did well. We played Barcelona, a team with Thiago (Alcantra) and Bojan. Rulani went there with a no name Platinum Stars and got whipped but he learned a lot.”