Friday Sep 20, 2019. 14:09
Chippa United will chase a first win in the Absa Premiership this season when they host Bloemfontein Celtic at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday 21 September 2019, kick-off at 15h00.
Chippa suffered a second defeat of the campaign when they were beaten 2-1 at Orlando Pirates on Saturday, September 14. The Chilli Boys have played to draws (against Stellenbosch, Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City) in all three of their home matches thus far.
Celtic come into the match on the back of their second win of the 2019/10 league season, as they came from behind to defeat Stellenbosch 2-1 at home on Sunday, September 15. Phunya Sele Sele’s goals were scored by Maloisane Ramasimong and Siphelele Luthuli.
In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Celtic have met in 12 league matches since 2012/13. Phunya Sele Sele have claimed six wins compared to three for the Chilli Boys, while three matches have been drawn. The Port Elizabeth side has won two of their six home matches in the rivalry and suffered two defeats in the process.
Last season Celtic completed a league ‘double’ over Chippa, winning 2-0 in Bloemfontein in August 2018 and 1-0 in East London in January 2019. In fact, Phunya Sele Sele are unbeaten in their last six matches against the Chilli Boys and have not conceded a single goal in the sequence.
Chippa’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Pirates on September 14: Tignyemb, Damons, K. Moyo, Nsabiyumva, Mashaba (R. Manzini 73’), Malepe, Komane, Lentjies (Twala 63’), Maphangule (Maziya 63’), Rakhale, L. Manzini.
Celtic’s line-up from their 2-1 win over Stellenbosch on September 15: Mabokgwane, Mashikinya, Maema, Rikhotso, Baloyi, Mahashe, Luthuli, Pfumbidzai, Masuku (Motebang 57′), Ramasimong (Matjila 86′), Mabena (Ndou 57′).