Chiefs look for return to winning form

Chiefs look for return to winning form
Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs and Musa Bilankulu of Golden Arrows during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs at Princess Magogo Stadium on 1 December 2018 © Howard Cleland/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 23, 2019. 13:00

Kaizer Chiefs will look for a return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium on 23 April 2019, kick-off at 19h30.

Chiefs have gone three league matches without a victory after they were held 1-1 away to Black Leopards on April 13. The match at least saw a first goal for Andriamirado Andrianarimanana, better known as Dax.

The Amakhosi have claimed 18 points from 13 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-0 loss at the hands of Baroka FC in early April.

Arrows have claimed seven points from the last nine up for grabs, but their last league outing was a 1-1 home draw with Durban rivals AmaZulu on April 14, in which Divine Lunga scored his first goal for the club.

Abafana Bes’thende have claimed 14 points from 13 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 1-0 win at Baroka FC in mid-March.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Arrows have met in 35 league matches since 2000/01. The Amakhosi have claimed 18 wins compared to eight for Abafana Bes’thende, while nine matches have been drawn. The Soweto side has won 10 of their 17 home league matches in the rivalry, suffering three defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, at Princess Magogo Stadium in December 2018, Arrows claimed a 2-1 home win thanks to two penalties from Limbikani Mzava. It was a second straight win in the rivalry for Abafana Bes’thende.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Leopards on April 13: Akpeyi, Mphahlele, Cardoso, Gordinho, Booysen, Frosler (Zulu 60'), Katsande, Andrianarimanana, Mahlasela (Moon 75'), Parker, Billiat.

Arrows’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with AmaZulu on April 14: Mbaeva, Mzava, Bilankulu, Sibisi, Lunga, Dube (Jooste 78'), Venter, Phiri, Mathenjwa (Lamola 61'), Sibeko, Matloga (Mutizwa 46').

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