MATCH CENTRE

SAT 27 OCTOBER 2018, 20:15, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

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City, AmaZulu desperate for three points

by Graeme Jackson

Fri October 26, 11:43

Cape Town City and AmaZulu will both be desperate for three Absa Premiership points when they meet at Cape Town Stadium on 27 October 2018, kick-off at 20h15.

City’s winless run in the league is up to seven matches after they were held 0-0 at Maritzburg United on October 5. The Cape side has not claimed a three-pointer since the first weekend of the season.

The Citizens have picked up four points from as many matches as hosts, with their last result at home a 2-0 loss at the hands of Bidvest Wits early this month.

AmaZulu have gone five league matches without a win after they were held 1-1 at home by Orlando Pirates on October 6. The Durban side’s last victory was over Free State Stars in mid-September.

Usuthu have lost all three of their away matches this season, going down at the hands of SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs.

In head-to-head stats, City and AmaZulu have met in just two top-flight league matches. Both encounters took place last season, with the Cape side winning 1-0 at home in the first half of the campaign, while Usuthu responded with a win by the same margin on the final day of 2017/18.

City’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Maritzburg on October 5: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize (Martin 78'), Mngonyama, Fielies, Edmilson, Putsche, Nodada, Patosi (Ralani 65'), Links, Norodien, Mthembu (Akosah-Bempah 80').

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Pirates on October 6: Mbatha, Sikhakhane, Van Heerden, M.Gumede, Ouro-Akoriko, Darpoh, Vilakazi, Karuru (Sithebe 71'), Ncobeni (Cele 78'), Tade, Ntuli (Khenyeza 90').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS AMAZULU GOALS
12. Taariq Fielies (2')
25. Siphelele Mthembu (33')
26. Thabo Nodada (76')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP AMAZULU STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Coach
71'
0
Defender
5
Goalkeeper
28
Defender
2'
35'
12
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
17
Midfielder
37
Defender
78'
13
Midfielder
72'
10
29
Midfielder
19'
74'
11
Defender
57'
24
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
46'
33
Midfielder
76'
26
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
33'
78'
25
Forward/Striker
20
SUBSTITUTIONS
Teko Modise
Midfielder
72'
8
Ovidy Karuru
Midfielder
46'
11
Gift Links
Midfielder
74'
7
Jabulani Ncobeni
Midfielder
57'
8
Riyaad Norodien
Midfielder
78'
17
Mabhuti Khenyeza
Forward/Striker
71'
2
CARDS
Bradley Ralani
Midfielder
19'
11
Sedat Ouro-Akoriko
Defender
78'
13
Taariq Fielies
Defender
35'
12
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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