Baroka geared for Chiefs visit

Baroka geared for Chiefs visit
Erick Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Dineo Shaku of Baroka FC during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 Kaizer Chiefs and Baroka FC at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban South Africa on 02 Nomvember 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 17, 2017. 11:00

Baroka FC will relish the challenge of hosting Absa Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium on 18 March 2017, kick-off at 20h15.

Baroka extended their winless run in the league to 14 matches with a goalless draw at Polokwane City on March 5.

The Limpopo side has claimed six points from 11 home matches this season.

Bakgaga are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 14 points from 20 matches.

Chiefs played to a second successive draw and extended their unbeaten run to eight league matches after they were held 1-1 at home by Orlando Pirates on March 4.

The Soweto side has claimed 14 points from nine away matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 35 points from 20 matches.

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

That encounter took place earlier this season, with Bakgaga holding the Amakhosi to a goalless draw in Soweto.

Baroka’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Polokwane: Masuluke, Mapheto, Mahashe, Shaku, Ravhuhali, Letsoalo, Zikalala (Masenamela 46’), Kunene, Garcia (Matloga 80’), Motshegwa, Matlakala (Pelembe 56’).

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Pirates: Khune, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Gordinho, Masilela, Molangoane, Maluleka (Baloyi 64’), Katsande, Chirambadare (Twala 56’), Tshabalala, Parker (Paez 86’).




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