Ted Dumitru revealed he is expecting a tough match when his Kaizer Chiefs side take on Black Leopards in a Castle Premiership fixture in Thohoyandou on Saturday afternoon.
Although the Amakhosi will be looking to maintain their good record against Lidoda Duvha, Dumitru admitted that they have always found Leopards to be tough opponents.
"It will definitely be a very difficult match," said Dumitru. " Although we have beaten them convincingly in the past, they have always given us a stiff test."
Dumitru added that he has a full-strength squad to choose from, with the exception of striker Patrick Mayo, who suffered a concussion during their Coca-Cola Cup win over Moroka Swallows last week.
The Chiefs mentor insists that Leopards will be hungry to beat the Glamour Boys and added that he will also use the match to assess the his side ahead of next week's Coca-Cola Cup final against Supersport United.
"They are hungry to put one over us and that makes them a very dangerous team," said Dumitru.
"They have a good team and work very well together, so we can't single out any player for special attention.
"I will also be using this match as a yardstick for our upcoming final against Supersport next week and this match comes at just the right time because we need match practice following our lay-off."