Highlands welcome high-flying Polokwane

Highlands welcome high-flying Polokwane
Franklin Cale of highlands Park during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Highlands Park and Bloemfontein Celtic at Makhulong Stadium, Tembisa on 30 November 2016 © Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Friday Feb 10, 2017. 10:04

Highlands Park will welcome Polokwane City to Tembisa for an Absa Premiership clash at Makhulong Stadium on 12 February 2017, kick-off at 15h30.

Highlands saw their winless streak in the league extended to three matches when they were beaten 3-0 at Cape Town City on February 7.

The Tembisa-based side has claimed 10 points from eight home matches this season.

The Lions of the North are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 13 points from 16 matches.

Polokwane have gone three league matches without a win after drawing 1-1 at home to Maritzburg United on February 8.

The Limpopo side has claimed 10 points from nine away matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 16 matches.

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

That encounter took place earlier this season, with Rise and Shine claiming a 3-2 home victory in the Limpopo province.

Highlands’ line-up from their 3-0 loss to City: Kapini, Oluwafeni, Katjiukua, Nhlapho, Ngalo, Theron (Sitayitayi 55'), Mvala, Khwela (Shaulile 51'), Cale, Mashumba, Moriri, (Khuboni 66').

Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Maritzburg: Chigova, Semenya, Klaas, Tema, Seabi, Mbonani, Manaka (Kanyenda 77’), Maluleke, Segolela (Jembula 70’), Ramagalela, Mncwango (Vilakazi 90+5’).

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