Highlands, Chippa in relegation ‘six-pointer

Highlands, Chippa in relegation ‘six-pointer
Linda Mntambo of Jomo Cosmos concentrates on the ball as Sandile Zuke of Chippa United passes it during the 2017 Nedbank Cup quarterfinal game between Chippa United and Jomo Cosmos at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on 22 April 2017 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday May 12, 2017. 09:57

Highlands Park will look for three precious Absa Premiership points when they host Chippa United at Makhulong Stadium on 12 May 2017, kick-off at 20h00.

Highlands suffered their 13th league defeat of the season when they were beaten 1-0 at Platinum Stars on May 7.

The Tembisa-based side has claimed 15 points from 13 home matches this season.

The Lions of the North are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 27 matches.

Chippa have lost their last four league matches in succession after going down 1-0 at home to Ajax Cape Town on May 6.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed six points from 13 away matches this season.

The Chilli Boys are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 27 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Highlands and Chippa have met in just one top flight league match.

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the Chilli Boys claiming a 2-0 home win.

Highlands’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to Stars: Heugh, Zwane (Ledwaba 54’), Nhlapo, Ngalo, Sibande, Mbatha, Khuboni, Oluwafemi, Mvala, Shalulile, Mbesuma.

Chippa’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Ajax: Akpeyi, Mako, Thopola, Bergman, Mvelase, Wambi, Zuke, Sekome (Mbokoma 74'), Mbenyane (Mdlinzo 73'), Zulu (Mokondela 60'), L. Manzini.

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