City, Chiefs set for top-of-the-table clash

City, Chiefs set for top-of-the-table clash
Siphiwe Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs takes on Tshepo Gumede and Mpho Matsi of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 29 November 2016 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Apr 24, 2017. 10:30

Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs will meet in a crunch Absa Premiership title clash at the Cape Town Stadium on 25 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

City extended their unbeaten run in the league to nine matches with a 1-1 draw at home to Bidvest Wits on April 19.

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

The Citizens are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 46 points from 24 matches.

Chiefs claimed a third successive league win (and extended their unbeaten streak to 12 matches) with a 1-0 victory at home over Chippa United on April 15.

The Soweto giants have claimed 18 points from 11 away matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 45 points from 24 matches.

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

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw in Soweto.

City’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Wits: Walters, Mkhize, Gumede, Johannes, Seedat (Edmilson 86’), Masina (Jayiya 46’), Nodada (Majoro 60’), Putsche, Ngoma, Manyama, Moseamedi.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Chippa: Khune, Mphahlele, Gordinho, Mathoho, Masilela (Ekstein 77'), Maluleka, Katsande, Molangoane (Twala 63'), Chirambadare (Lebese 46'), Tshabalala, Paez.

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