Chippa, Polokwane both looking to bounce back

Chippa, Polokwane both looking to bounce back
Lerato Manzine of Chippa United challenged by Bangaly Soumahoro of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United at Loftus Stadium, South Africa on 28 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Apr 10, 2017. 08:08

Chippa United and Polokwane City will both look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they meet at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 11 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Chippa have gone seven league matches without a win after losing 4-1 at Cape Town City on April 3.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed 17 points from 11 home matches this season.

The Chilli Boys are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 22 matches.

Polokwane have gone nine league matches without a win after losing 1-0 at home to Bloemfontein Celtic on April 2.

The Limpopo side has claimed 13 points from 12 away matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points from 22 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Polokwane have met in five previous top flight matches.

Rise and Shine have claimed three wins compared to one for the Chilli Boys, while one match has been drawn.

Chippa have an unbeaten home record in league matches against Polokwane, with one win and one draw from two matches.

When the teams met earlier this season, Rise and Shine claimed a narrow 1-0 win in Limpopo.

The teams’ five league meetings have produced just 11 goals and zero away wins.

Chippa’s line-up from their 4-1 loss to CTC: Akpeyi, Mvelase (Sali 61'), Kama, Chabalala, Mako, Sangweni, Mdaki, Sekome (Masuku 64'), Jaftha (R. Manzini 28'), Mbenyane, L. Manzini.

Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Celtic: Chigova, Semenya, Klaas, Tshilo, Mbonani, Maluleke, Phiri, Mngomezulu (Manaka 69'), Ramagalela, Musona (Jembula 70), Tlolane (Kanyenda 84').

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