Friday Aug 02, 2019. 13:27
Baroka FC and Cape Town City will open their 2019/20 Absa Premiership campaigns with a clash at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday 3 August 2019, kick-off at 15h00.
Baroka ended last season with a 1-1 draw at home to Maritzburg United on May 11, a result which secured a 14th-place finish. They recorded six wins, 11 draws and 13 defeats for a haul of 29 points.
Bakgaga claimed 13 points at home last season: P 15 W2 D7 L6. One of the only two teams they beat as hosts was Cape Town City.
City ended last season with a 1-0 loss away to Black Leopards on May 11, a result which saw them finish fourth on the table. They recorded 13 wins, nine draws and eight defeats for a haul of 48 points.
The Citizens claimed 18 points away from home last season: P15 W6 D3 L6.
In head-to-head stats, Baroka and City have met in six league matches since 2016/17. Bakgaga have claimed three wins compared to one for the Citizens, while two games have been drawn. The Limpopo side has recorded two wins and one loss from their three home matches in the rivalry.
Last season Baroka took four points off City, winning 2-1 at home (thanks to goals from Mpho Kgaswane and Matome Kgoetyane) in August 2018, before playing out a 2-2 draw in the return game in January 2019 in which the Citizens scored a late equaliser through Roland Putsche.
Baroka’s line-up from their 2-2 draw with City on January 12: Chipezeze, Kgoetyane, Semenya, Sibiya, Gebhardt, Mabeba (Chawapiwa 66’), Madigoe, Mosele, Makgaga, Sodi, Dickens (Madubanya 82’).
City’s line-up from their 2-2 draw with Baroka on January 12: Leeuwenbergh, Mkhize, Fielies, Mokeke, Seedat, Putsche, Nodada, Martin (Rusike 74’), Patosi (Mngonyama 66’), Links (Akosah-Bempah 86’), Mthembu.