Arrows, City lock horns in Claremont

Arrows, City lock horns in Claremont
Teko Modise of Cape Town City skips past Tlolane Puleng of Polokwane City FC during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Cape Town City and Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium on 15 March 2019 © Luigi Bennett/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Friday Apr 05, 2019. 14:13

Golden Arrows and Cape Town City will resume their rivalry with an Absa Premiership match at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Claremont on 6 April 2019, kick-off at 15h00.

Arrows broke a four-game drought with a 1-0 away win over Baroka FC on March 13, with Wayde Jooste scoring a last-gasp goal to secure all three points for the Durban side.

Abafana Bes’thende have claimed 14 points from 11 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-0 loss to Orlando Pirates in early March.

City played to their seventh draw of the season when they were held 0-0 at home by Polokwane City on March 15. It was the Cape side’s first goalless game since October 2018.

The Citizens have claimed 15 points from 11 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 3-2 win at Bidvest Wits in early March.

In head-to-head stats, City and Arrows have met in five league matches since 2016/17. Abafana Bes’thende have claimed two wins compared to one for the Citizens, while two matches have been drawn. The Durban side has recorded one victory and one draw from their two home matches in the rivalry.

When the teams met earlier this season, at the Cape Town Stadium in August 2018, they played to a goalless stalemate. It was the first 0-0 draw between Abafana Bes’thende and the Citizens.

Arrows’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Baroka on March 13: Mbaeva, Sibisi, Mathiane, Mzava, Lunga, Parusnath (Lamola 73’), Phiri, S. Dube (Jooste 68’), Venter, Sibeko, Ndwandwe (Matloga 45+2’).

City’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Polokwane: Leeuwenburgh; Mkhize (Links 81'), Fielies, Dove, Seedat, Mokeke, Modise, Norodien (Martin 64'), Ralani, David (Mthembu 60'), Erasmus.

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