Polokwane target an end to winless streak

Polokwane target an end to winless streak
Edgar Manaka of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Polokwane City and Ajax Cape Town at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane South Africa on 18 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017. 04:58

Polokwane City will look to end their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Platinum Stars at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on 19 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Polokwane have gone 10 league matches without a win after drawing 0-0 away to Chippa United on April 11.

The Limpopo side has claimed 14 points from 10 home matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 28 points from 23 matches.

Stars suffered a second successive league loss when they were beaten 4-2 at home by Cape Town City on April 13.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 14 points from 10 away matches this season.

Dikwena are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from 22 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and Stars have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.

The teams have claimed three wins apiece and played to just one draw in their rivalry.

Polokwane are unbeaten in home league matches against Stars, with two wins and a draw from three turns as hosts.

When the teams met earlier this season, Rise and Shine claimed a 3-2 away win in Rustenburg.

City’s victory back in December was the first away win in the teams’ rivalry.

Polokwane’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Chippa: Chigova, Semenya, Hlongwane, Tshilo, Mbonani, Seabi, Phiri, Ramagalela, Tlolane (Klaas 83’), Maluleke, Kanyenda.

Stars’ line-up from their 4-2 loss to CTC: Mzimela, Mwedihanga, Nhlapo, De Jongh (Botes 69’), Zuku, Mere, Mkhabela, Kodisang (Mabena 61’), N’gambi, Phiri (Nale 84’), Ntuli.

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