Chiefs welcome Chippa to Mbombela

Chiefs welcome Chippa to Mbombela
Joseph Molangoane of Kaizer Chiefs and Sibusiso Mxoyana of Bloemfontein Celtic during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs at Dr Molemela Stadium, Bloemfontein on 12 April 2017 © Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Apr 14, 2017. 17:00

Kaizer Chiefs will look to continue their strong form in the Absa Premiership when they host Chippa United at Mbombela Stadium on 15 April 2017, kick-off at 18h00.

Chiefs extended their unbeaten run in the league to 11 matches with a 2-0 away win over Bloemfontein Celtic on April 12.

The Soweto side has claimed 24 points from 12 home matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 42 points from 23 matches.

Chippa saw their winless run in the league extended to eight matches with a 0-0 draw at home to Polokwane City on April 11.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed six points from 11 away matches this season.

The Chilli Boys are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Chiefs have met in seven league matches since 2012/13.

The Amakhosi have claimed four wins compared to two for the Chilli Boys, while one match has been drawn.

Chiefs have won two of their three home league matches against Chippa, suffering one defeat in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Chilli Boys claimed a 3-1 home win in the Eastern Cape.

The teams’ seven league meetings have produced 13 goals.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 2-0 win over Celtic: Khune, Mphahlele, Gordinho, Mathoho, Masilela, Maluleka, Katsande, Molangoane (Twala 79'), Chirambadare (Paez 55'), Tshabalala, Parker (Ekstein 83').

Chippa’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Polokwane: Akpeyi, Chabalala, Shiba (Japhta 67’), Mako, Sangweni, Zuke, Masuku, Sali, Manzini (Sekome 60’), Bergman, Mbenyane.

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