Stars look to outshine Chiefs

Stars look to outshine Chiefs
Bangali Keita of Free State Stars clears ball from Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2018 MTN8 football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 11 August 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Sep 17, 2018. 14:00

Free State Stars will look to outshine Kaizer Chiefs when the teams meet in the Absa Premiership at Goble Park Stadium on 18 September 2018, kick-off at 19h30.

Stars come into the match having suffered their third loss of the league season. The Free State side were beaten 1-0 at Polokwane City on September 15.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed four points from their two home games this term, beating Maritzburg United 2-1 and drawing 2-2 with Cape Town City.

Chiefs claimed their first league victory of the season when they defeated hosts Cape Town City 4-1 on September 15, with Khama Billiat scoring a brace of goals. The result brought to an end a five-game winless streak for the Soweto giants.

The Amakhosi are unbeaten away from home this season, registering three draws and one victory from four matches on the road.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Stars have met in 37 league matches since 1996. The Amakhosi have claimed 24 wins compared to just three for Ea Lla Koto, while 10 matches have been drawn. The Free State side has claimed just two wins and suffered 11 defeats in their 18 home matches against the Soweto giants.

Last season Chiefs took four points off Stars in the teams’ two league meetings, drawing 1-1 at home before claiming a dramatic 1-0 victory in Bethlehem in April thanks to an injury-time winner from defender Teenage Hadebe.

Stars’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to Polokwane on September 15: Sangare, Masehe, Tema, Mobbie, Keita, Phungwayo, Makhaula (Rodgers 69'), Tchilimbou (Gandze 46'), Jantjie, Dlamini (Twala 60'), Moseamedi.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 4-1 win over City on September 15: Khune, Mphahlele, Cardoso, Ngezana, Ntiyantiya, Billiat (Ekstein 87’), Katsande, Ntshangase, Manyama (Zulu 77’), Zuma, Castro (Parker 34’).

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