Polokwane look to break winless streak

Polokwane look to break winless streak
Johnny Rafelambolasoa of Elgeco Plus challenges Leonardo Castro of Kaizer Chiefs during the CAF Confederations Cup

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Feb 22, 2019. 16:00

Polokwane City will look to break their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium on 23 February 2019, kick-off at 15h30.

Polokwane have gone three league matches without a victory though their last result was a creditable 1-1 draw away to Mamelodi Sundowns on February 19, with the Limpopo side profiting from an own goal by Brazilians goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

Rise and Shine have claimed 15 points from 10 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 3-3 draw with Bidvest Wits on January 20.

Chiefs played to their seventh draw of the season when they were held 1-1 at home by Orlando Pirates on February 9. The Soweto giants have won just two of their last five league outings.

The Amakhosi have claimed 16 points from 10 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 3-2 win at AmaZulu in mid-January.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Polokwane have met in 11 league matches since 2013/14. The Amakhosi have claimed five wins compared to two for Rise and Shine, while four games have been drawn. The Limpopo side has recorded one win, three draws and one defeat in their five home matches in the rivalry.

When the teams met earlier this season, at Moses Mabhida Stadium in October 2018, Polokwane claim a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Musimuzi Mngomezulu. It was the Limpopo side’s first away victory in the rivalry.

Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Sundowns on February 19: Chigova, Mvelase, Mbonani, Nkili, Hlongwane, Phiri, Seabi, Booi (Mngomezulu 74’), J. Maluleke, Musona (Motloung 90+2’), Mashumba (Anas 84’).

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Pirates on February 9: Akpeyi, Moleko, Cardoso, Hadebe, Ntiya-Ntiya, Parker, Maluleka, Ekstein (Mphahlele 82’), Mashiane (Zulu 46’), Billiat, Castro (Katsande 66’).

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