Katlego Mashego of Chippa United challenged by Bandile Shandu of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Maritzburg United and Chippa United at Harry Gwala Stadium, Pietermaritzburg South Africa on 29 Nomvember 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Friday Dec 16, 2016. 09:50
Chippa United will take aim at Highlands Park in the clubs’ first Absa Premiership clash, set for Sisa Dukashe Stadium on 17 December 2016, kick-off at 15h30.
Chippa suffered their fifth league defeat of the season when they went down 1-0 away to Polokwane City on December 14.
The Eastern Cape side has claimed eight points from six home matches this season.
The Chilli Boys are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 13 points from 12 matches.
Highlands claimed their first league win since September when they defeated Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at home on December 14.
The Tembisa-based club have claimed three points from six away matches this season.
The Lions of the North are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 12 points from 13 matches.
This will be the first official league clash between Chippa United and Highlands Park.
Chippa’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Polokwane: Akpeyi, Mdaki, Bereng, Okwuosa, Thopola, Mako, Sali, Zuke, Sangweni, Lorch (Sekome 69’), L. Manzini (Mashego 79’).
Highlands’ line-up from their 2-1 win over Ajax: Kapini, Isaacs, Koena, Sibande, Ngalo, Mbatha, Khuboni (Mathibe 50’), Mvala, Cale (Zwane 71’), Moriri, Sitayitayi (Mashumba 76’).