Chiefs chase fifth successive win

Chiefs chase fifth successive win
Gustavo Paez of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa on 07 February 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Friday Feb 17, 2017. 14:00

Kaizer Chiefs will chase a fifth successive Absa Premiership win when they host Highlands Parks at Moses Mabhida Stadium on 18 February 2017, kick-off at 18h00.

Chiefs claimed a fourth straight league win when they beat Maritzburg United 2-1 away on February 11.

The Soweto giants have claimed 17 points from nine home matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 30 points from 17 matches.

Highlands saw their winless streak in the league extended to four matches after a 1-1 draw with Polokwane City on February 12.

The Tembisa-based side has claimed three points from eight away matches this season.

The Lions of the North are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 14 points from 17 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Highlands have met in just one previous top flight match.

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the Amakhosi claiming a 1-0 win at the Makhulong Stadium.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 2-1 win over Maritzburg: Khune, Mphalele, Gordinho, Mathoho, Khumalo, Katsande, Maluleka, Molangoane (Twala 66’), Tshabalala, Chirambadare (Paez 61’), Parker.

Highlands’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Polokwane: Kapini, Katjiukua, Nhlapo, Ngalo, Cale, Moriri (Koena 63'), Oluwafemi, Mashumba, Mvala, Shalulile (Theron 80'), Sitayitayi (S. Ledwaba 52').



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