Chippa look to break winless streak

Chippa look to break winless streak
Mark Mayambela of Chippa United and Latshene Phalane of Bloemfontein Celtic during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United at Dr Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein on 5 August 2018 © Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Nov 30, 2018. 09:31

Chippa United will look to break their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host AmaZulu at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 30 November 2018, kick-off at 20h00.

Chippa have gone five league matches without a victory after they held Maritzburg United 0-0 away from home on November 27. The Eastern Cape side last won a game in early October.

The Chilli Boys have take seven points from their five home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-0 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in late October.

AmaZulu broke an eight-game winless streak by defeating Highlands Park 2-1 in Tembisa on November 27. The victory brought the Durban side their first three points on the road this season.

Usuthu had lost all of their other four matches away from home, scoring zero goals and conceding nine in the process. They will hope the win over the Lions of the North sparks a turnaround in their struggling campaign.

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Chippa have met in six league matches since 2012/13. The Chilli Boys boast an unbeaten record in the sequence, with four wins and two draws. The Chilli Boys have recorded one wins and two draws from their three matches as hosts in the rivalry.

Chippa completed a league ‘double’ over AmaZulu last season, winning 2-0 both home and away. Abel Mabaso and Moeketsi Sekola scored the goals in the first game, while Linda Mntambo netted both in the latter.

Chippa’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Maritzburg on November 27: Akpeyi, Macheke, Nsabiyumva, Mokeke, Tlolane, Rakhale, Komane, Timm, Lentjies (Sali 82’), Gamildien (Klate 89’), L. Manzini (Mayambela 62’).

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 2-1 win over Highlands on November 27: Mbatha, Gumede, Van Heerden, Slawula, Mabiliso (Nomvethe 41', Ncube 78'), Morton, Vilakazi, Ramphela (Nyongo 70'), Sithebe, Tade, Ntuli.

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