Chiefs target return to winning form

Chiefs target return to winning form
Siphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates a victory during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match

by Graeme Jackson

Friday May 05, 2017. 12:30

Kaizer Chiefs will target a return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium on 6 May 2017, kick-off at 20h15.

Chiefs have picked up just one point from their last two league matches after drawing 1-1 away to SuperSport United on April 29 in their last outing.

The Soweto side has claimed 27 points from 13 home matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 46 points from 26 matches.

Arrows have gone four league matches without a win after losing 2-0 at home to Mamelodi Sundowns on April 28.

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

Abafana Bes’thende are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 31 points from 26 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Arrows have met in 31 league matches since 2000/01.

The Amakhosi have 18 wins compared to six for Abafana Bes’thende, while seven matches have been drawn.

Chiefs have won 10 of their 15 home league matches against Arrows, suffering three defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Amakhosi claimed a 2-0 away win in Durban.

Chiefs have won the last five successive league meetings of these teams.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 2-2 draw with SuperSport: Bvuma, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Cardoso, Masilela, Katsande, Baloyi, Molangoane (Ekstein 81’), Tshabalala (Paez 59’), Chirambadare (Twala 62’), Parker.

Arrows’ line-up from their 2-0 loss to Sundowns: Gumede, Mzava, Mathiane, Dlamini, Bilankulu, Dube, Fikizolo (Sibeko 65'), Mahachi, Sibiya, Jooste (Cele 77'), Lamola (Msowoya 73').

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