KZN rivals set for Saturday derby

KZN rivals set for Saturday derby
Kurt Lentjies of Maritzburg United challenged by Clifton Miheso of Golden Arrows during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Maritzburg United and Golden Arrows at Harry Gwala Stadium, Pietermaritzburg South Africa on 28 October 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 03, 2017. 10:10

KwaZulu-Natal rivals Golden Arrows and Maritzburg United will meet in the Absa Premiership at Prince Magogo Stadium on 4 March 2017, kick-off at 18h00.

Arrows played to their first draw of 2017 when they held Chippa United 2-2 away on February 24.

The Durban side has claimed 12 points from nine home matches this season.

Abafana Bes’thende are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 19 matches.

Maritzburg claimed their first league win of 2017 when they defeated Free State Stars 2-1 at home on February 26.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed 12 points from nine away matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 19 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Arrows and Maritzburg have met in 19 league matches since 2005/06.

Abafana Bes’thende have claimed nine wins compared to five for the Team of Choice, while five matches have been drawn.

Arrows have won six of their nine home league matches against United, suffering just one defeat in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, they played to an entertaining 2-2 draw in Pietermaritzburg.

The teams’ 19 league meeting have produced no less than 52 goals.

Arrows’ line-up from their 2-2 draw with Chippa: Gumede, Mathiane, Mzava, Mthiyane, Dube, Bilankulu, Mngwengwe (Sibiya 32'), Lamola, Jooste (Ndwandwe 45'), Mutizwa, Mahachi (Fikizolo 73').

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 2-1 win over Stars: Vries, Mngonyama, Fransman, Onyango, Wiedlich, Ndlovu, Maboe, Shandu (Saal 61’), Mekoa, Lentjies (Makaringe 77’), Mokate (Rusike 46’).




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