Jabulani Maluleke of Polokwane City ©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix
Friday Feb 17, 2017. 10:21
Polokwane City will look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Ajax Cape Town at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on 18 February 2017, kick-off at 15h30.
Polokwane saw their winless streak in the league extended to four matches when they drew 1-1 at Highlands Park on February 12.
The Limpopo side has claimed 12 points from seven home matches this season.
Rise and Shine are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 17 matches.
Ajax suffered a second successive league defeat when they were beaten 2-0 by local rivals Cape Town City on February 11.
The Cape side has claimed eight points from as many away matches this season.
The Urban Warriors are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 18 points from 17 matches.
In head-to-head stats, Ajax and Polokwane have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.
The Urban Warriors have four wins compared to one for Rise and Shine, while two matches have been drawn.
Polokwane have won one of their three home league matches against Ajax, suffering two defeats in the process.
When the teams met earlier this season, they played to a 1-1 draw in Cape Town.
Polokwane have not beaten Ajax since the teams’ first meeting in the first half of the 2013/14 season.
Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Highlands: Chigova, Semenya, Mbonani, Tema (Maponyane 43'), Maluleke, Segolela, Manaka (Kanyenda 76'), Klaas, Seabi, Ramagalela, Musona (Jembula 65').
Ajax’s line-up from their 2-0 loss to CTC: February, Lebusa, Coetzee, Lartey, Isaacs, Mdabuka (Margeman 46'), Graham, Mosadi, Kabwe (Doutie 62'), Mzwakali (Morris 77'), Paulse.