Chiefs welcome the new champs

Chiefs welcome the new champs
Gabadinho Mhango of Bidvest Wits challenged by Hendrick Ekstein of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits v Kaizer Chiefs at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday May 26, 2017. 14:30

Kaizer Chiefs will host new Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits at FNB Stadium on the final day of the season, 27 May 2017, kick-off at 15h00.

Chiefs have gone five league matches without a win after they were beaten 2-0 at Platinum Stars on May 17.

The Soweto side has claimed 28 points from 14 home matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 47 points from 29 matches.

Wits secured their first PSL title with a 2-0 home win over Polokwane City on May 17.

The Johannesburg side has claimed 23 points from 14 away matches this season.

The Clever Boys are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 60 points from 29 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Wits and Chiefs have met in 61 league matches since 1985.

The Amakhosi have 30 wins compared to 12 for the Clever Boys, while 19 matches have been drawn.

Chiefs have won 12 of their 29 home league matches against Wits, suffering nine defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Clever Boys claimed a 2-1 home win in Johannesburg.

That win for Wits was their first home triumph against Chiefs in the league since the 2002/03 season.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 2-0 loss to Stars: Khune, Masilela (Moon 80’), Gordinho, Mathoho (Twala 55’), Mphahlele, Lebese (Malongoane 66’), Maluleka, Katsande, Tshabalala, Ekstein, Paez.

Wits’ line-up from their 2-0 win over Polokwane: Keet, Hlanti, Hlatshwayo, Frosler, Khumalo, Pelembe (Pule 88'), Scott, Klate, Monare, Ngele (Ntshangase 79'), Keene (Rodgers 90').

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