Baroka take aim at Highlands Park

Baroka take aim at Highlands Park
Thabo Moseki of Baroka FC during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu and Baroka FC on the 04 August 2018 at King Zwelithini Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Monday Aug 27, 2018. 10:59

Baroka FC will look to claim three Absa Premiership points when they host Highlands Park at Peter Mokaba Stadium on 29 August 2018, kick-off at 19h30 CAT.

Baroka come into the game having suffered their second league defeat of the season, a 2-0 loss away to Limpopo rivals Polokwane City on August 18.

Yet Bakgaga are unbeaten as a home team so far this term, beating Cape Town City 2-1 on August 8 and drawing 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs on August 14 in their two games as hosts.

Highlands played to a third successive draw on their return to the top flight as they held 10-man Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 in Tshwane on August 22.

The Lions of the North have drawn at both Orlando Pirates and the Brazilians in their two away matches thus far in 2018/19.

In head-to-head stats, Baroka and Highlands have met in two previous top flight league matches. Both encounters took place in the 2016/17 season, with the Lions of the North claiming a 2-1 home win, while the return game with Bakgaga as hosts ended in a goalless stalemate.

Baroka’s line-up from their 2-0 loss to Polokwane on August 18: Dlamini, Kgoetyane, Madubanya, Banda, Gebhardt (Patjie 66'), Chawapiwa, Makume, Mdatsane, Kgaswane (Matloga 45'+1), Moseki (Shabani 55'), Chivaviro.

Highlands’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Sundowns on August 22: Kapini, Mokoena, Sibande, Motsepe, Mofokeng (Versuur 61’), Mahlangu (Motlafi 68’), Rae (Mbunjana 81’), Haoseb, Mvala, Mbatha, Nyembe.

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