Chippa out to end winless streak

Chippa out to end winless streak
Diamond Thopola of Chippa United during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Chippa United and Mamelodi Sundowns Sisa Dukashe Stadium, East London on 14 February 2017 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Apr 24, 2017. 08:13

Chippa United will look to end their winless run in the Absa Premiership when they host Maritzburg United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 25 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Chippa have gone nine league matches without a win after losing 1-0 at Kaizer Chiefs on April 15.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed 18 points from 12 home matches this season.

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

Maritzburg claimed a second win from their last three league matches when they defeated Baroka FC 3-1 at home on April 14.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed 12 points from as many away matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 29 points from 24 matches.

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

The Team of Choice has three wins compared to one for the Chilli Boys, while three matches have been drawn.

Chippa have yet to win a home league match against Maritzburg, recording two draws and a defeat in their three turns as host.

When the teams met earlier this season, they played to a 1-1 draw in Pietermaritzburg.

Chippa’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Chiefs: Akpeyi, Shiba, Bergman, Chabalala, Mako, Sangweni, Zuke, Masuku, Sali (Bereng 31'), Mbenyane, L Manzini (Ncube 88').

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 3-1 win over Baroka: Vries, Fransman, Weidlich, Mngonyama, Makaringe (Sanoka 89'), Maboe, Shandu, Ndlovu, Rusike, Lentjies, Mokate (Fileccia 83').

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