Rise and Shine out to claim Chiefs’ scalp

Rise and Shine out to claim Chiefs’ scalp
George Maluleka of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Knox Mutizwa of Golden Arrows during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows at the FNB Stadium, South Africa on 06 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday May 12, 2017. 11:30

Polokwane City will look to claim the scalp of Kaizer Chiefs when the teams meet in the Absa Premiership at Peter Mokaba Stadium on 13 May 2017, kick-off at 18h00.

Polokwane suffered their first league loss in five matches when they were beaten 3-2 at home by SuperSport United on May 6.

The Limpopo side has claimed 20 points from 13 home matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 27 matches.

Chiefs have gone three league matches without a win after they drew 1-1 at home to Golden Arrows on May 6.

The Soweto giants have claimed 19 points from 13 away matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 47 points from 27 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and Chiefs have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.

The Amakhosi boast an unbeaten record in the sequence, with four wins to their name and three draws.

Polokwane have recorded two draws and one defeat from their three turns as host against Chiefs.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Amakhosi claimed a 3-2 home win in Soweto.

The teams’ seven league meetings have produced 21 goals.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Arrows: Khune, Mphahlele, Cardoso, Mathoho, Masilela, Maluleka, Katsande, Ekstein (Lebese 69'), Chirambadare (Twala 53'), Paez, Parker (Moon 72').

Polokwane’s line-up from their 3-2 loss to SuperSport: Chigova, Semenya, Tshilo, Tema, Hlongwane, Phiri (Tlolane 85’), Mngomezulu, J. Maluleke, Manaka, Ramagalela, Musona (Ngobe 88’).




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