In-form Chiefs and City meet in Soweto

In-form Chiefs and City meet in Soweto
Lebogang Manyama of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Tiyani Mabunda of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 05 January 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jan 29, 2019. 11:00

In-form teams Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City will meet in an Absa Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on 30 January 2019, kick-off at 19h30.

Chiefs claimed a second successive league win when they defeated AmaZulu 3-2 away from home on January 16. The Soweto giants have taken nine points from the last 12 up for grabs.

The Amakhosi has claimed 11 points from eight home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in early January.

City picked up their biggest win of the season when they defeated Free State Stars 5-0 at home on January 16, with a brace apiece from Roland Putsche and Gift Links. The Cape side has taken 10 points from the last 12 up for grabs.

The Citizens have claimed just nine points from seven away matches this season, though their last result on the road was a 1-0 win at SuperSport United in early January.

In head-to-head stats, City and Chiefs have met in five league matches since 2016/17. The Amakhosi have claimed three wins compared to one for the Citizens, while one game has been drawn. The Soweto side has recorded one win and one draw from their two previous matches as hosts in the rivalry.

When the teams met earlier this season, in the ‘Mother City’ in mid-September 2018, Chiefs claimed a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Siyabonga Ngezana, Khama Billiat (two) and Philani Zulu. It was the Amakhosi’s third straight league win over the Citizens.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 3-2 win over AmaZulu on January 16: Vries, Moleko, Hadebe, Cardoso, Booysen (Ngezana 84), Katsande, Ekstein, Ntiya-Ntiya, Parker, Manyama (Mahlasela 54'), Castro (Billiat 73').

City’s line-up from their 5-0 win over Stars on January 16: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Kewuti, Fielies, Mngonyama, Putsche (Norodien 68’), Nodada (Modise 48’), Mokeke, Links, Martin, Mthembu (Erasmus 73’).

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