Mamelodi Sundowns could be crowned DStv Premiership champions after their clash against Kaizer Chiefs this evening.

The Brazilians have won the last six South African top-flight titles and are currently at the top of the standings with a massive 13-point lead over second-placed Stellenbosch, with two games in hand.

Stellies maintained their excellent unbeaten run with a win over Golden Arrows in their clash on Wednesday.

Amakhosi have famously not won the league since the 2014/15 season, and will be looking for all three points, regardless of Sundowns’ standing as they look to secure their place in the top eight for next season.

Currently in ninth place with 33 points, the Soweto giants did manage to see off SuperSport United 2-1 last time out to end a run of three defeats.

Sundowns though come into this game in top form, on the back of a 3-0 defeat of TS Galaxy and will be eager to assert their dominance over their midweek opponents.

Ahead of the game, interim Chiefs boss Cavin Johnson said on Goal: “I think it’s a major game for us. We’re at FNB and we’ve just come off a good win against SuperSport.

“But in doing this we prepared our team to go out, it’s our home game and we want to end the season off on a strong note.  

“And whatever games we have left to play, they’re all Cup finals. That’s what was our message is out – to go there and play another cup final, finishing the season.”

Sundowns Rulani Mokwena, meanwhile, says his side won’t underestimate Chiefs ahead of their clash.

He added on iDiski Times: “Chiefs is Chiefs, we all know Chiefs is Chiefs, at any day they can turn up, how I look at it? They are a big club and they deserve incredible respect, I already told you about my respect towards the Chairman.

“They have a good coach, and I know him personally because I learnt a lot from him, that’s how I look at it. They have some very good players and they have a team that is capable of beating anybody. I have no doubt they will make the top eight, no doubt in my mind.”