Cape Town City desperate for a return to winning form

Cape Town City desperate for a return to winning form
Teko Modise of Cape Town City FC during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Cape Town City FC and Baroka FC at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 21 November 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Dec 14, 2017. 10:19

Cape Town City will be desperate to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host AmaZulu at the Cape Town Stadium on 15 December 2017, kick-off at 20h00.

City have gone four league matches without a win after they were held 1-1 at SuperSport United on December 9. The Cape side looked to be on course for all three points in their match in Nelspruit, but they conceded a last-gasp equaliser to United.

The Citizens have had mixed results at home this season, picking up 10 points from seven matches. Their last turn as hosts saw them defeated 4-2 by Maritzburg United - though the game was played in the Team of Choice’s home province due to a lack of available venues in the drought-hit Western Cape.

AmaZulu played to a fourth successive draw in the league when they held Orlando Pirates 1-1 in Soweto on December 9. The Durban side are unbeaten in five games, but will want to reprise the form which saw them win 2-1 at Mamelodi Sundowns back in October.

Usuthu have struggled to find consistency away from home this season, picking up just five points from as many matches on the road. This clash against the Cape side will be their third away league match in succession and end off their programme for the year 2017.

In head-to-head stats, this will be the first top flight league meeting of Cape Town City and AmaZulu.

City’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with SuperSport on December 9: Stephens, Mkhize, Johannes, Fielies, Seedat, Matsi, Nodada, Ngoma (Lakay 70’), Masina, Martin (Gumede 80’), Obinna (Putsche 57’).

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Pirates on December 9: Pule, Sikhakhane, Ouro-Akoriko, M. Gumede, Mtsweni, Morton, Ncube (Darpoh 81’), Mnguni, Cele (Karuru 71’), S. Dlamini, Manzini (Khenyeza 65’).

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