CTC ready for Chippa challenge

CTC ready for Chippa challenge
Lehlohonolo Majoro of Cape Town City FC gets away from Lucky Mohomi of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Cape Town City FC and Mamelodi Sundowns at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on 3 March 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 31, 2017. 02:28

Cape Town City will look to continue their strong form in the Absa Premiership when they host Chippa United at Athlone Stadium on 3 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

City extended their unbeaten run in the league to six matches with a 0-0 draw away to Bloemfontein Celtic on March 18.

The Cape Town side has claimed 20 points from 10 home matches this season.

The Citizens are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 39 points from 21 matches.

Chippa saw their winless streak in the league extended to six matches when they were held 0-0 at home by Bidvest Wits on March 7.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed six points from 10 away matches this season.

The Chilli Boys are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 21 matches.

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

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the Citizens claiming a 2-1 away win in the Eastern Cape.

CTC’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Celtic: Walters, Matsi, Gumede, Mkhize, Putsche (Mashikinya 46'), Seedat, Mokeke, Majoro (Moseamedi 59'), Ngoma, Manyama, Jayiya (Masina 83').

Chippa’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Wits: Akpeyi, Thopola, Mvelase, Chabalala, Mako (Zuke 48'), Sangweni, Mdaki, Mbenyane (R.Manzini 75'), Sali (Japhta 70'), L.Manzini, Masuku.

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