JOHANNESBURG – BIDVEST Wits and Kaizer Chiefs are favourites to sail through to the next round of the Confederation of African Football campaigns this weekend.
The Gauteng sides carry healthy leads ahead of the return legs.
Wits are expected to make light work of Lighthouse FC of Seychelles in the Confederations Cup preliminary round second leg tie at home on Saturday.
The Students carry a 3-0 advantage secured at the Stade d’Amitié a fortnight ago.
However, they must guard against complacency lest there is a recurrence of the embarrassment suffered in the last campaign.
At this stage, they carried a similar lead against Royal Leopards of Swaziland, only to bow out on penalties after the Swazi side turned the tables on them.
Sibusio Vilakazi and teenager Phakamani Mahlambi are some of the stars expected to provide firepower at Bidvest Stadium.
Chiefs are home-away-home in Durban against Comoros’ Volcan Club, a side they thumped 4-0 in the first league of the Champions League away.
It will take a Herculean performance by the visitors to reverse the result against a Chiefs side that is enjoying form.
Elsewhere, Ajax Cape Town have a tricky encounter against Angolan side Sagrade Esparance in the Confederation Cup.
The Cape side will nonetheless count on home advantage and two away goals to book a berth in the next round.
The previous encounter in Angola finished 2-1.