City ready for Cosmos clash

City ready for Cosmos clash
Thobani Mncwango of Polokwane City tackled by Buhle Mkhwanazi of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 22, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Jan 28, 2016. 14:13

Polokwane City will look to bounce back from a loss in the Absa Premiership when they host Jomo Cosmos at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on 30 January 2016, kick-off at 15h30.

Polokwane suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as they were beaten 5-0 at Bidvest Wits on January 22.

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

Rise and Shine are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 15 points from as many matches.

Cosmos broke a three-match winless streak by beating Orlando Pirates 1-0 at home on January 23.

The Potchefstroom-based team has claimed two points from seven away matches this season.

Ezenkosi are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 13 points from 15 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and Cosmos have met in just one previous top flight league match.

That encounter took place earlier this season, with Ezenkosi claiming a 1-0 home win thanks to a goal from Mashumba.

Polokwane’s line-up from their 5-0 loss to Wits: Chigova, Barends, Nyadombo, Tema, Hlongwane, Maluleke, Alexander (Shiba 75’), Motumi, Jacobs (Jembula 64’), Kanyenda (Nzimande 64’), Mncwango.

Cosmos’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Pirates: Naicker, Mngomezulu, Nsabiyumva, Lingwati, Jampies, Monare, Mdamba (Zulu 70'), Makobela, Mashumba, Maluleke (Mukamba 85'), Aka (Mhone 77').

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