Aces, Chiefs desperate for victory

Aces, Chiefs desperate for victory
Sibusiso Masina of Black Aces is challenged by Tsepo Masilela of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Black Aces on 27 October 2015 at FNB Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Apr 07, 2016. 10:25

Black Aces will look to end their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Kaizer Chiefs at Mbombela Stadium on 12 April 2016, kick-off at 19h30.

Aces brought up a seventh straight league match in which they failed to win after losing 1-0 away to Platinum Stars on March 20.

The Mpumalanga side has claimed 22 points from 11 home matches this season.

AmaZayoni are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 23 matches.

Chiefs suffered a second successive league defeat when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Jomo Cosmos on March 15.

The Soweto giants have claimed 18 points from 11 away matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 39 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Aces have met in 33 league matches since 1985.

The Amakhosi have 23 wins compared to five for AmaZayoni, while five matches have been drawn.

Aces have won two of their 16 home league matches against Chiefs, suffering 10 defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Amakhosi claimed a narrow 1-0 home win.

Aces have not beaten Chiefs at home in the league since 1995.

Aces’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to Stars: Mabokgwane, Nonyane, Mzava, Hendricks (Matsi 48'), Nodada, Khuboni, Modiba, Moon (M.Mulenga 79'), Ngoma, S.Masina (Moseamedi 64'), Mbesuma.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to Cosmos: Khune, Moleko, Mathoho, Gordinho, Masilela, Baloyi (Maluleka 68’), Bukenya, Twala, Tshabalala, Parker, Abraw (Ekstein 58’).

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